*Crude oil supply vessel.
Seoul -- South Korea's
December crude oil imports
fell 7.5% to 82.7 million
barrels from a year earlier,
preliminary data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
showed on Friday.
For all of 2020, crude oil
imports dropped 8.7% year-on-year to 978.5 million
Final data will be released later this month by state-run
Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC).
Details are as follows (in millions of barrels):
Dec 2020 Nov 2020* Dec 2019*
Crude Oil 82.7 69.5 89.5
* Actual import figures
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Kim Coghill)