Russia top China crude supplier in May at record 1.35 mln bpd – customs


Russia supplied a record high amount of crude oil to China in May at 1.35 million barrels per day, making the country the top supplier followed by Angola and then Saudi Arabia, data from the Chinese customs showed on Friday.

May shipments from Saudi Arabia rose 8.6 percent from a year ago to 1.04 million bpd.

Russia was also the largest supplier for the first five months of the year with daily shipments averaging 1.16 million bpd, followed by Angola at 1.11 million bpd and Saudi Arabia at 1.1 million bpd, data from the General Administration of Chinese Customs showed.

Source: Reuters (Reporting by Chen Aizhu and Meng Meng; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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