September 20, 2022 08:45 GMT
Chinese crude imports from Russia were 28% higher in August that a year prior but switched with top supplier Saudi Arabia for the first time in four months according to General Administration of Customs data.
- Chinese imports of Russian oil totalled 8.342 million tonnes in August.
- Imports from Saudi Arabia rebounded last month to 8.475 million tonnes, or 1.99 million bpd, 5% above the year ago levels.
- China's August crude imports fell 9.4% from a year earlier, as outages at state-run refineries and lower operations at independent plants caused by weak margins capped buying.
In metric tonnes
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