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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)

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