West African oil exports hit by coronavirus effect as Chinese demand falls

Issue 410 - 27 Feb 2020
West Africa oil exporters are scrambling to deal with a sharp drop in Chinese import demand caused by the coronavirus. China imported around 1.3m b/d of West African crude before the economic jolt caused by the virus. Imports fell to 1.1m b/d in February, causing major disruption to the key market for many sub-Saharan African oil exporters, according to tanker data and crude-loading programmes.

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

This newsletter is available to subscribers or registered users that have purchased it


Don't have an account?

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map