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India became third largest crude oil importer in the World

India overtook Japan to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World.

Jan 31, 2014 12:10 IST
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India overtook Japan to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World. As per the data released by Reuters on 30 January 2014, India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil in the year 2013.

India's crude oil imports were nearly 6 percent higher than Japan's customs-cleared imports of 3648372 barrels-per-day (211716710 kilolitres).

image Recently, China had overtaken USA to become the world’s largest importer of crude oil.

World’s Top Five Oil-Importing Countries

1.    China: China imports 6.30 million barrels per day
2.    U.S.A: USA imports 6.24 million barrels per day
3.    India: India imports 3.86 million barrels per day
4.    Japan: Japan imports 3.64 million barrels per day
5.    Germany: Germany imports 2.67 million barrels per day

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