CHINA JOINS LIST OF NET OIL IMPORTERS

China's oil imports surpassed exports by about 10 million metric tons in 1993, the first time in nearly 30 years that domestic production failed to meet demand. Tokyo's Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper quoted Chinese customs officials as saying crude oil and petroleum products exports fell 13.9% last year to 23 million metric tons. Imports of crude oil and products jumped 72% to more than 33 million metric tons. China's crude oil production was 143.8 million metric tons last year, up

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