According to preliminary data released by the General Administration of Customs of China, the country's oil imports had higher elevation in April compared to the same period of 2016.
In April, Chinese purchases of crude oil were 5.6% annual rise, going to 34,390,000 tons, which is equivalent to 8,400,000 barrels per day. However, if it is compared with the month of March, imports suffered a fall of 12%, achieving record level of 38,950,000 tons.
With respect to the first quarter of 2016, in these first four months of the year China advanced 12.5% on imports of crude oil, up to 139,120,000 tons. Already exports of crude oil increased by 38%, totaling 360,000 tonnes. In the four months, the leap was 98%, which generated the sum of 2,140,000 tons.
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