China Confirms July Crude Oil Imports at 13.79MM Tons

BEIJING (Dow Jones Newswires), August 22, 2008

China imported 13.79 million metric tons of crude oil in July, equivalent to an average of 3.26 million barrels a day, the General Administration of Customs said Friday.

July imports were down 7% from the same month in 2007, when China shipped in 14.83 million tons of crude.

The figures confirmed preliminary data issued by the customs bureau earlier this month. 

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