| 24 February, 2017

Saudi regains top oil supplier spot to China in Jan -customs

BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia regained its spot as top crude oil supplier to China in January, with shipments up 18.9 percent from a year ago to 5.03 million tonnes, or 1.18 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs on Friday.

Angola stood second with shipments up 63.5 percent from a year ago to 4.95 million tonnes, or 1.17 million bpd, while Russia came in the third with volumes up 36.5 percent from a year ago to 4.56 million tonnes, or 1.08 million bpd, the data showed.

(tonne = 7.3 barrels for crude oil)

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Christian Schmollinger) ((; +8610 66271211; Reuters Messaging: