KUWAIT, 24th May, 2016 (WAM) — Kuwait’s crude oil exports to China in the first four months of this year edged up 0.9 percent from the same period of 2015 to 300,000 barrels per day.

Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted the Chinese General Administration of Customs as saying that in April alone, Kuwait exported 289,000 bpd to the world’s second-largest oil consumer, down 26.9 percent on the year.

China’s overall imports of crude oil last month rose 7.6 percent from a year earlier to 7.96 million bpd. Russia remained the nation’s top supplier, with its shipments surging 52.4 percent to a record high of 1.18 million bpd, followed by Saudi Arabia with 1.0 million bpd, down 21.8 percent. Angola became third, with imports from the country jumping 39.4 percent to 973,000 bpd. Iraq ranked fourth and Oman fifth respectively.