Dec. 11, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China, the world's second largest oil consumer after the U.S., imported 23.37 million metric tons of crude oil in November this year, 3% more than that in the same month of last year, according to the latest figures from China's General Administration of Customs
The crude oil imports last month were 1.3% less than the 23.68 million metric tons the country realized in October 2012.
In the first eleven months of this year, China's crude oil imports amounted to 247.35 million metric tons, up 6.7% from the same period of last year. The import value for the eleven-month period rose 12.8% YoY to US$202.02 billion.
Meanwhile, the country imported 35.66 metric tons of refined oil in the first eleven month, 2.5% less than in the corresponding period of last year.