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China's crude oil output up

Xinhua News,BEIJING
2020-01-18 16:20

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BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's crude oil output grew 0.8 percent year on year to 190 million tonnes last year, snapping the declining trend since 2016, official data showed.

The country's crude oil output came in at 16.06 million tonnes in December 2019, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

As one of the world's largest oil buyers, the country imported 510 million tonnes of crude oil in 2019, rising 9.5 percent year on year.

About 650 million tonnes of crude oil was processed in 2019, up 7.6 percent year on year, NBS data showed.

China aims to increase its annual domestic crude oil output to more than 200 million tonnes by 2020.
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