Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 49

08-Dec-2008

SUPPLY/DEMAND

Chinas Crude Oil Imports Total 16.16Mn Tons In October

Chinas crude oil imports totaled 16.16mn tons (3.82mn b/d) for October, compared with 15.03mn tons in September, according to Chinas General Administration for Customs (MEES, 20 October 2008). Despite the fact that Chinas crude imports declined following the Olympics in August, the October data shows one of the highest monthly import totals for 2008. Between January and October...