South Korea Crude Oil Imports Rise 2.7% From Year Ago

(Corrects percentage that crude imports rose.)

South Korea imported 79.8 million barrels of crude oil in December, a 2.7 percent increase from the year-earlier period, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said in a statement today.

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