Volumes reaching Germany in April were 6.9 million tonnes and those over the four months totalled 28.1 million tonnes, monthly statistics issued by the BAFA foreign trade office showed.
Russia accounted for 37.8 per cent of Germany’s oil receipts in the four months, followed by 22.0 per cent from the British and Norwegian North Sea, while imports from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) contributed 17.1 per cent.
Other sources, including the United States, provided the rest.
Germany spent 8.8 billion euros ($9.88 billion) on crude imports in Jan-April, 26.7 per cent less than a year earlier when market prices were much higher, BAFA said.
Average prices paid on the border in the four-months period under review fell 26.5 per cent to 314.29 euros per tonne.
Imposed from mid-March, the German lockdown restrictions were gradually lifted from late April, but disruptions and uncertainty continue to weigh on business activity, subduing fuel use.
The government expects the economy to shrink by 6.3 per cent this year, which would be the steepest contraction since the end of World War II.