Middle East Economic Survey


No 21



Chinas Crude Oil Imports Reached A Record 3.6Mn B/D In April

China imported 14.8mn tons of crude oil in April, taking average daily imports to a record 3.616mn b/d. Chinas General Administration of Customs said this compared with imports of 12.025mn tons or 2.938mn b/d in April 2006, according to agency reports of 15 May. The previous record was an average of 3.29mn b/d, set in November 2006 (MEES, 18 December 2006). Chinas imports have...