April 20, 2018 / 7:26 AM / 3 months ago

TABLE-India's March crude oil imports fall 3.9 pct from a year ago -trade

    NEW DELHI, April 20 (Reuters) - India imported about 3.9 percent less oil in March compared
to the pervious year, according to data from shipping and industry sources, with Iraq, Saudi
Arabia and Iran making up nearly 54 percent of overall imports.
    In March India imported about 430,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil compared with
526,000 bpd a year ago.
    The share of Middle Eastern and African oil in India's overall imports rose in March
compared with a year ago while that of Latin America declined.
      The following table shows India's imports by country. The imports include condensate.
Volumes are in '000 bpd.
 Region/Coun  March    Feb     %chg   March    %chg   Jan-Ma  Jan-Ma   %chg   Apr-Mar  Apr-Mar   %Chg
 try           2018    2018    m/m     2017    y/y     rch     rch     y/y    2017/18  2016/17  yr/yr
                                                       2018    2017                             
 Latam                                                                                                
 Brazil          0.0   108.7  -100.0    64.8  -100.0    57.3   113.6   -49.6     80.8     79.7     1.3
 Ecuador         0.0     0.0      --    25.0  -100.0     0.0    33.0  -100.0      5.7      8.1   -29.3
 Mexico        100.7   247.4   -59.3   133.1   -24.3   196.8   150.2    31.0    166.8    145.0    15.0
 Venezuela     270.6   201.0    34.7   540.4   -49.9   292.8   417.4   -29.9    365.1    445.1   -18.0
 TOTAL         371.3   557.0   -33.3   763.4   -51.4   546.9   714.2   -23.4    618.4    678.0    -8.8
                                                                                                      
 Asia                                                                                                 
 Brunei         19.1     0.0      --    54.2   -64.8    19.1    43.0   -55.5     19.9     31.0   -35.8
 Malaysia       78.5    62.8    25.0    56.3    39.6    73.3    82.1   -10.7     63.9     88.2   -27.5
 Indonesia       0.0     0.0      --     0.0      --     0.0     0.0      --      0.0      7.3  -100.0
 Australia      22.2     0.0     --      0.0      --    16.0     0.0      --      3.9      4.8   -18.2
 TOTAL         119.8    62.8    90.7   110.4     8.5   108.4   125.1   -13.3     87.8    131.3   -33.2
                                                                                                      
 MidEast                                                                                              
 Oman          112.6   214.2   -47.4     0.0      --   179.2     5.6  3086.4    116.9     11.2   942.2
 Iran          430.2   655.5   -34.4   525.7   -18.2   522.7   573.4    -8.8    458.0    543.5   -15.7
 Iraq         1020.1  1137.1   -10.3   780.2    30.7  1130.5   779.4    45.0    972.5    774.1    25.6
 Qatar          68.0    92.0   -26.0    37.4    82.1    52.0    58.6   -11.2     63.5     94.3   -32.7
 Kuwait        285.4   318.5   -10.4   206.3    38.4   295.0   174.5    69.1    248.8    198.0    25.7
 S. Arabia     801.6   673.7    19.0   791.5     1.3   811.1   796.4     1.9    751.5    798.1    -5.8
 U.A.E.        129.5   232.5   -44.3   255.3   -49.3   235.9   309.7   -23.8    270.3    344.9   -21.6
 Dubai          16.1     0.0      --    16.0     0.1     5.5    16.6   -66.6      1.4      5.5   -75.0
 Yemen           0.0     0.0      --     0.0      --    23.1     0.0      --      5.7      0.0      --
 TOTAL        2863.6  3323.4   -13.8  2612.4     9.6  3255.0  2714.1    19.9   2888.6   2769.6     4.3
                                                                                                      
 C.I.S.                                                                                               
 Azerbaijan     52.7    36.5    44.6     0.0     --     40.9    33.9    20.4     36.4     45.8   -20.5
 Kazakhstan      0.0     0.0     --     63.8  -100.0    10.7    33.0   -67.5     40.4     15.4   161.8
 Russia          0.0     0.0      --    54.8  -100.0    11.4    18.9   -39.9     61.3     15.6   291.7
 TOTAL          52.7    36.5    44.6   118.7   -55.6    62.9    85.8   -26.7    138.1     76.8    79.7
                                                                                                      
 Africa                                                                                               
 Nigeria       415.4   362.0    14.8   428.1    -3.0   369.3   405.1    -8.8    380.7    365.2     4.3
 Angola        257.6   173.8    48.2   189.0    36.3   186.5   150.4    24.0    149.1    140.6     6.0
 Ivory Coast     0.0     0.0      --     0.0      --     0.0     0.0      --      0.0      2.8  -100.0
 Cameroon        0.0     0.0      --     0.0      --     0.0     0.0      --     10.6     21.8   -51.4
 Congo          17.8     0.0      --     0.0      --     6.1     0.0      --      4.8      3.0    62.3
 Chad            0.0    35.4  -100.0     0.0      --    11.0    11.1     0.5     10.9     10.9    -0.5
 Egypt          18.1    56.4   -67.8    35.8   -49.3    29.9    37.1   -19.4     43.5     39.6     9.6
 Gabon          30.5     0.0      --     0.0      --    22.1     0.0      --     13.1      1.9   604.0
 Ghana          32.4     0.0      --     0.0      --    11.2     0.0      --      2.8      0.0      --
 Sudan           0.0    23.8  -100.0    42.1  -100.0     7.4    14.5   -48.9     20.1      3.6   463.5
 Eq Guinea       0.0    24.6  -100.0     0.0      --    14.9     0.0      --     12.9     23.6   -45.4
 Algeria         0.0    33.0  -100.0    48.3  -100.0    10.3    27.4   -62.6     43.5     26.1    66.5
 TOTAL         772.0   709.0     8.9   743.2     3.9   668.7   645.5     3.6    692.0    639.1     8.3
                                                                                                      
 CANADA          0.0     0.0      --     0.0      --     0.0     0.0      --      9.6      0.0      --
 USA             0.0    72.2  -100.0     0.0      --    22.4     0.0      --     28.1      0.0      --
 TOTAL ALL    4179.4  4760.8   -12.2  4348.1    -3.9  4664.4  4284.7     8.9   4462.5   4289.1     4.0
 
NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded after converting them into
barrels per day using a conversion factor of 7.3 barrels per tonne divided by the number of
days.
Numbers for previous months have been revised.
Data also includes some crude parcels that arrived in February but discharged in March. It also
include some parcels that arrived in March and were discharged in April.

 (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)
  
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