Middle East Economic Survey


No 42


Chinas Crude Oil Imports Slip To 17.2Mn Tons In September

Chinas crude oil imports for September totaled 17.2mn tons, a daily average of 4.19mn b/d for the month, according to data released by Chinas General Administration of Customs on 14 September. The figure is 6.88% down from August imports of 18.47mn tons and a 14.44% year-on-year increase from the data for September 2008, when imports amounted to 15.03mn tons (3.67mn b/d). China has...