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India overtakes Japan as world's No.3 crude importer

A driver waits in a taxi for his turn to fill up his tank with diesel at a fuel station in Kolkata June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - India has overtaken Japan as the world’s third-biggest crude oil importer in 2013, data showed on Thursday.

India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil last year, tanker arrival data compiled by Reuters from trade sources showed on Thursday.

India’s imports were nearly 6 percent higher than Japan’s customs-cleared imports of 3,648,372 bpd (211,716,710 kilolitres).

Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee

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