S.Korea’s March crude oil imports up 1.7 pct y/y – preliminary data
South Korea’s crude oil imports in March rose 1.7 percent to 84.3 million barrels from a year earlier, preliminary data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy showed.
Final data will be released later this 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 2019 Feb 2019* March 2018* Crude Oil 84.3 98.5 82.8 * Actual import figures
Note: The ministry does not break down imports by country of origin. South Korea’s total February crude imports increased 4.2 percent to 98.5 million barrels year-on-year, according to KNOC data.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)