Beijing, China, 27 July – Angola was China’s main supplier of oil in the first half of the year, overtaking Saudi Arabia, according to figures issued by China’s Customs Service published by AngolaHub.
In the period, China imported 22.27 million tons of crude oil, which was a 22.27 percent year on year rise, according to the same figures.
From January to June, Chinese imports of oil from Iraq more than doubled, whilst imports from Iran fell by around a third and imports from Venezuela and Brazil rose 170 percent and 200 percent, respectively.
In June, China, which is the world’s second-largest oil importer after the United States, imported 3.74 million tons of oil from Angola, or 30 percent more than in the same period of 2009. (macauhub)