TNPSC Thervupettagam

Largest buyer of Russian seaborne crude

April 13 , 2024 35 days 161 0
  • China has overtaken India as the primary importer of Russian crude oil via sea routes.
  • In March, China imported 1.82 million barrels per day (bpd) of Russian crude by sea, surpassing India's 1.36 million bpd.
  • Additionally, China also receives Russian oil through pipelines.
  • India's recent slowdown in Russian crude imports is attributed to various sanctions and rising prices.
  • India's Russian imports surpassed those from other countries, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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