Middle East Economic Survey


No 44


Chinas Crude Oil Imports Reach Record 23.29Mn Tons In September

Chinese crude oil imports for September totaled 23.29mn tons (5.48mn b/d), a new record high, according to data released by Chinas General Administration for Customs. The figure is 11.4% above the import level of 20.90mn tons (4.92mn b/d) in August and 35.4% above the September 2009 crude oil total of 17.20mn tons (4.19mn b/d). The hike in the September figure was attributed...