China's June Iran oil imports down 39 pct on yr; H1 down 1.9 pct
China's crude oil imports from Iran were about 384,980 barrels per day in June, down 39 percent versus the same month a year ago, and down 31 percent from May, Chinese customs data showed on Monday.
For the first six months of the year, Chinese imports of Iranian crude were about 424,183 bpd, down 1.9 percent versus the same year-ago period, the data showed.
China, the world's second biggest oil consumer, bought 2.36 million tonnes of Iranian crude in May, equivalent to about 555,557 bpd, according to the GAC data. That was up 49.5 percent from the 371,500 bpd of Iranian crude that China imported in April, the data showed.