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TABLE-India's Nov oil imports down 6% from Oct - trade data

NEW DELHI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - India imported 4.28 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil in November, down 6% from the previous month, according to data from shipping and industry sources.

The sources declined to be identified as they were not authorised to speak with the media. The fall in imports limited India's fiscal deficit but it also potentially pointed to an economic slowdown. India has revised down its fuel demand growth estimates for the current fiscal year to a six-year low of 1.3%. The following table shows India's oil imports by country, including condensates. Volumes are in '000 bpd.

%chg

yr/yr Latin

America

-16.1

-75.3

54.2

18.8

-12.1

-100.0

-4.4

Asia

31.7

-15.3

--

-100.0

-7.0

Middle East

-46.7

-78.0

9.3

-15.4

-3.7

5.7

19.1

0.3

-100.0

-10.0

Europe

315.5

-100.0

52.1

C.I.S.

35.6

142.3

54.0

69.5

Africa

11.7

-3.9

--

36.4

114.7

-52.1

9.7

-100.0

95.6

-20.6

227.0

68.1

-51.0

11.1

522.3

86.7

-1.7 NOTE: The totals may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded off after converting them into barrels using a conversion factor of 7.3 barrels per tonne and dividing by the number of days. Numbers for the previous months may have been revised. The data includes some oil tankers that arrived in November but discharged in December. It may also include some parcels that arrived in October and discharged in November.

(Reporting by Nidhi Vermal; Editing by David Clarke)