*China imported 1.532mn b/d of crude from Saudi Arabia in April, the sixth straight month over 1.35mn b/d and the third straight month that Saudi has topped Russia as number one supplier.
 
*Saudi Arabia has taken a strategic decision to max volumes to China for 2019 (MEES, 1 March) despite cutting overall exports in line with the ‘Opec+’ output deal from 1 January (MEES, 24 May).
 
*China’s imports from Saudi averaged 1.542mn b/d in the first four months of...