Last Sunday (25), import data showed that Brazil advanced to the position of third largest supplier of crude oil to China in September. Imports of the Brazilian product reached 4.49 million tons, compared to 2.96 million tons a year earlier.
According to data from China's General Customs Administration, Brazil overtook Iraq, which fell to the fifth largest supplier. China's january-September imports of Brazilian oil were 33.69 million tons, a 15.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to Reuters calculations based on data.
Saudi Arabia regained the top spot in China's oil purchases last month after losing that rating to Russia in the previous two months, data showed.