Russia Becomes China’s Largest Oil Supplier as Prices Drop
Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia as the largest crude oil supplier to China over the past two months as Western sanctions due to Moscow’s war with Ukraine dragged down prices of its petroleum exports, boosting their appeal among Asian buyers.
Last month, China imported 7.3 million tons of crude oil from Russia, up 9.5% from the same period in 2021, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. Oil imports jumped 54.8% year-on-year to 8.4 million tons in May.
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