Middle East Economic Survey


No 39


Chinas Crude Oil Imports Decline To 18.47Mn Tons In August

Chinas crude oil imports for August totaled 18.47mn tons in August, or a daily averaged for the month of 4.35mn b/d, according to data released by Chinas General Administration of Customs on 11 September. The figure is a 5.9% reduction from the record high imports registered in July of 19.63mn tons (4.62mn b/d) and an 18% year-on-year increase above the data for August 2008, when...