Crude oil imports to Spain grew by almost 6% in September

In September, 31 types of crude were imported from 20 countries and 7.6% more from OPEC countries compared to September 2020.

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The crude oil imports to Spain reached 4.466 million tons in September, which represents an increase of 5.9% compared to the same month last year, according to data from the Strategic Reserves of Petroleum Products Corporation (Cores).

In September, 31 types of crude were imported from 20 countries. Mexico, with 582,000 tons -13.0% of the total-, became the main supplier of crude oil to Spain in the month, although with a decrease of 20.2% year-on-year.

They followed Nigeria -with 492,000 tons; 11%-, with a decrease of 23.8% compared to September 2020, and Libya -403,000 tons and 9%-, which increased its imports by 423.6%. No crude is imported from Russia for the first time in the year.

Meanwhile, imports of crude oil from the member countries of the OPEC grew by 7.6% compared to September last year and represented 45.9% of the total, mainly due to increases in crude from Libya and Algeria. Crude oil imports from Non-OPEC countries increased to a lesser extent, with an increase of 4.6%.

By regions, Africa, with a growth of 68.1% compared to the same month a year ago, was the main supply area in the month, with 34.7% of the total. It was followed by Europe and Eurasia (22% of the total), North America (21.6%), the Middle East (14.2%) and Central and South America (7.5%).