China's crude oil output expands rapidly in October
China Daily

Technicians check oil derrick pumps in Qingyang, Gansu province. [Photo/XINHUA]

BEIJING -- China's crude oil output posted faster expansion in October, official data showed.

The output totaled 17.22 million tonnes in October, rising 2.5 percent year-on-year and 1.1 percentage points higher than that of September, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Last month, China imported 43.14 million tonnes of crude oil, climbing 14.1 percent year-on-year and reversing the 1.6-percent decline in September.

From January to October, China's crude oil output amounted to about 171 million tonnes, representing a 3-percent increase from a year ago.