S.Korea March crude oil imports up 2.3 pct y/y -preliminary data


South Korea’s crude oil imports rose 2.3 percent in March from a year earlier to 84.1 million barrels, preliminary data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy showed on Friday.

Final data will be released later in the month by state-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC).

Details of preliminary imports and previous actual figures are as follows:

(in millions of barrels)

                     March 16       Feb 16*       March 15*
 Crude Oil               84.1          96.7            82.2

* Actual import figures

Note: The ministry did not break down imports by country of origin. South Korea’s total crude imports in February rose 20.8 percent year-on-year, according to KNOC data last month.

Source: Reuters

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