Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 11

17-March-2008

GENERAL/SUPPLY/DEMAND

Chinas Crude Oil Imports Rose By 2.5% In February

Chinese crude oil imports amounted to 14.29mn tons (3.61mn b/d) in February, according to preliminary data issued on 10 March by the General Administration of Customs. This was 2.5% higher than the 13.94mn tons (3.30mn b/d) of crude imported in January (MEES, 25 February), and 18.1% higher than the 12.1mn tons (3.17mn b/d) imported in February 2007. The February imports...