October 22, 2019 / 12:49 PM / a month ago

TABLE-India's Sept oil imports down 18.7% from Aug- trade data

    NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - India imported about 3.82 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil
in September, down nearly 18.7% from the previous month, according to data from shipping and
industry sources.
    Saudi Arabia replaced Iraq as the top oil supplier to India in September after a gap of more
than a year, the data showed.
    On a monthly basis, supplies from Saudi Arabia and Iraq declined in September, the data
showed. The two OPEC members accounted for about 43% of India' overall imports compared with
nearly half in August.
   The Middle East share of India's total oil imports declined to 58% in September from 64% in
August, while the share of African grades rose to 21% from 16%. South American grades were about
11% of India's overall purchases, the ame as in August, the data showed
    The following table shows India's imports by country. The imports include condensate.
Volumes are in '000 bpd. 
 
    
 Region/countr      Sep      Aug     %chg       Sep    %chg  Jan-Sept   Jan-Sept    %chg
 y                 2019     2019   mth/mth     2018   yr/yr      2019       2018  yr/yr 
 Latin America                                                                          
 Brazil            23.2     86.6     -73.2     63.2   -63.3      56.4       66.4   -15.0
 Colombia          35.8      0.0       --      72.8   -50.8       3.9       15.9   -75.3
 Ecuador            0.0      0.0       --      36.5  -100.0      11.8        7.6    54.2
 Mexico           140.5      0.0       --      71.1    97.7     219.5      187.2    17.3
 Venezuela        212.5    412.1     -48.4    275.9   -23.0     338.4      337.2     0.4
 Argentina          0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       0.0        4.8  -100.0
 TOTAL            412.0    498.7     -17.4    519.4   -20.7     630.1      619.0     1.8
                                                                                        
 Asia                                                                                   
 Brunei            38.6      0.0       --       0.0      --      27.4       16.7    64.1
 Malaysia          40.6     62.9     -35.5     38.0     6.8      64.7       74.7   -13.3
 Indonesia          0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       4.6        0.0      --
 Australia          0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       0.0        5.3  -100.0
 TOTAL             79.2     62.9      25.8     38.0   108.4      96.7       96.6     0.1
                                                                                        
 Middle East                                                                            
 Oman              33.0     62.9     -47.5     16.8    96.2      45.0       85.8   -47.5
 Iran               0.0      0.0       --     527.6  -100.0     148.8      592.4   -74.9
 Iraq             820.7   1319.2     -37.8    729.2    12.6    1036.5      964.5     7.5
 Qatar             17.9     61.9     -71.1     65.7   -72.8      41.0       61.6   -33.3
 Kuwait            85.4    172.4     -50.5    168.8   -49.4     211.6      235.7   -10.2
 S. Arabia        830.5   1014.7     -18.1    667.6    24.4     818.6      769.3     6.4
 U.A.E.           439.1    375.0      17.1    419.7     4.6     343.6      281.6    22.0
 Dubai              0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       0.0        1.8  -100.0
 Yemen              0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       0.0        7.6  -100.0
 TOTAL           2226.6   3006.1     -25.9   2595.4   -14.2    2645.2     3000.4   -11.8
                                                                                        
 Europe                                                                                 
 North sea          0.0     34.6    -100.0      0.0      --       8.5        2.0   315.5
 Norway             0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       0.0        3.5  -100.0
 TOTAL              0.0     34.6    -100.0      0.0      --       8.5        5.6    52.1
                                                                                        
 C.I.S.                                                                                 
 Azerbaijan       101.7     65.7      54.8     67.8    50.1      65.1       47.0    38.5
 Kazakhstan        65.4    125.0     -47.7     32.8    99.1      50.2       25.2    99.0
 Russia            34.1      0.0       --      68.1   -50.0      52.4       29.9    75.1
 TOTAL            201.1    190.7       5.5    168.7    19.2     167.6      102.1    64.2
                                                                                        
 Africa                                                                                 
 Nigeria          304.4    423.6     -28.2    336.5    -9.5     372.4      323.5    15.1
 Angola           232.3    112.7     106.1     66.3   250.4     135.0      138.0    -2.1
 Ivory Coast        0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       3.9        0.0      --
 Cameroon           0.0     33.1    -100.0      0.0      --       9.9        3.7   168.2
 Congo             53.3      0.0       --      30.4    75.0      33.7       12.2   176.0
 Chad               0.0     32.8    -100.0     32.6  -100.0      10.9       26.8   -59.5
 Egypt             32.5     81.4     -60.1     67.7   -52.0      43.6       47.4    -8.0
 Gabon              0.0      0.0       --      64.4  -100.0       0.0       24.8  -100.0
 Ghana             31.5      0.0       --       0.0      --      24.3        7.2   237.8
 Sudan              0.0     18.5    -100.0     22.2  -100.0      15.7       21.1   -25.6
 Eq Guinea         52.1      0.0       --       0.0      --      29.5        9.7   202.4
 Algeria           97.8     62.3      57.0     85.8    13.9      64.8       28.7   125.9
 Libya              0.0      0.0       --       0.0      --       3.6        7.3   -51.0
 TOTAL            804.0    764.5       5.2    705.9    13.9     747.3      650.4    14.9
                                                                                        
 CANADA             0.0     54.4    -100.0     37.6  -100.0       6.2        4.1    49.4
 USA               96.3     83.8      14.9    102.8    -6.3     183.4       90.5   102.7
 TOTAL ALL       3819.1   4695.6     -18.7   4167.8    -8.4    4485.0     4568.8    -1.8
 NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded off after converting them
into barrels using a conversion factor of 7.3 barrels per tonne and dividing by the number of
days. Numbers for the previous months may have been revised.
    The data includes some oil tankers that arrived in August but discharged in September. It
may also include some parcels that arrived in September and discharged in October. 


    

 (Reporting by Nidhi Verma. Editing by Jane Merriman)
  
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