CHINA OVERTOOK THE US AS THE WORLD’S #1 CRUDE IMPORTER IN 2017. VOLUMES ROSE 10.7% (810,000 B/D) TO 8.4MN B/D...

 

... BUT RECORD 1H17 BUYING WAS BOOSTED BY STRATEGIC STOCKPILING; IMPORT VOLUMES HAVE DIPPED IN RECENT MONTHS

SOURCE: CHINA CUSTOMS, MEES.