China imported about 129 Million Barrel of Crude oil in Sept 2009, which is about 4.3 Million Barrel per day. This is a big jump from Sept 2008 equivalent to an increase of 26.5% year on year. China’s import of crude oil went down during Q1 of ’09 but then recovered strongly starting from Q2. The oil import into China is a good indicator of the overal economic activitiy. China is world’s second biggest oil consumer after USA (see graph HERE).