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by Jim Bai
Jan 12 (Reuters) — China’s imported 14.37 million tonnes of crude oil in December, or 3.38 million barrels per day, a source familiar with the data said on Monday.
The rate would be 11.6 percent higher than a year earlier, and 4 percent higher than in November 2008 on a daily basis, according to a Reuters calculation.
The imports would bring China’s annual imports to a record high of 178.89 million tonnes, or 3.58 million barrels per day, a rate 9.6 percent higher than a year earlier.