The Strategist

Reuters: Russia ranks second in oil exports to China in 2022

01/20/2023 - 10:25

According to data from the official customs office in China, which was cited by Reuters, Russia was the second-largest oil exporter to China, sending 1.72 million barrels per day, or 86.25 million tons, of the commodity to the country.

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The number of shipments in December increased to 1.52 million barrels per day compared to the same time in 2021. Thus, China purchased eight percent more Russian resource than in 2021.

Saudi Arabia sent 87.49 million tons of oil to China, making it the country's top crude supplier once more.

As compared to the United States, which exported 7.89 million tons less of the resource, Malaysia exported 35.68 million tons, a doubling from 2021.

While oil from Venezuela was not documented, Iran imported slightly over 780,000 tons of oil, according to Reuters.