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How cheaper crude oil from Russia has changed India's fuel trade matrix

Since India is a key supplier of refined petroleum products, this has changed the pecking order of key export destinations

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While diesel remains India’s most exported product, it saw a 1.8 per cent decline in exports in FY23 and so were the shipments of high-speed diesel

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi

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Sourcing cheaper crude oil from sanction-hit Russia has opened new doors for boosting exports for India while it seems to have alienated traditional buyers of processed petroleum products from the country.

While countries like Singapore (-41.7 per cent), USA (-13.2 per cent), Australia (-58.8 per cent), South Korea (-23.9 per cent) and Malaysia (-52.8 per cent) have reduced their purchase of petroleum products from India in FY23, countries like the Netherlands (70.6 per cent), Israel (85 per cent), Brazil (114 per cent), South Africa (60.6 per cent) and Togo (32 per cent) have substantially increased their purchase of fuel products

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First Published: Jun 27 2023 | 3:18 PM IST

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