February 24, 2017 / 6:46 AM / 2 years ago

REFILE-Saudi regains top oil supplier spot to China in Jan -customs

(Corrects Russian import figure to 4.6 million tonnes not 4.56 million tonnes in second paragraph.)

BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia regained its spot as top crude oil supplier to China in January, with shipments up 18.9 percent from a year ago to 5.03 million tonnes, or 1.18 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs on Friday.

Angola stood second with shipments up 63.5 percent from a year ago to 4.95 million tonnes, or 1.17 million bpd, while Russia came in third with volumes up 36.5 percent from a year ago to 4.6 million tonnes, or 1.08 million bpd, the data showed.

tonne = 7.3 barrels for crude oil Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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