BEIJING - China's imports of crude oil logged steady growth in the first seven months of 2023, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.
Integrated refinery facilities of Sinopec Guangdong Oil Products Co go into operation in Jieyang, Guangdong province, in March. [Photo/Xinhua]
During the period, China imported a total of 326 million tons of crude oil, up 12.4 percent from the same period last year, according to the data.
In the January-July period, the average price of imported crude oil stood at 3,977.2 yuan ($555.75), down 16.6 percent from a year earlier.