USSR to change its oil export pattern

The Soviet Union will reduce oil exports to West European countries by 25 to 30 percent this year, but will channel more oil to Turkey and developing nations like Brazil and India, Italian Embassy officials here said. The Soviet Foreign Trade Ministry has notified the Italian Embassy that deliveries of Soviet oil to Italy will be cut to about 4 million metric tons this year from the 1980 level of about 5.2 million tons, the officials said.

Officials at other West European embassies here said they had not been informed of any impending cut in Soviet oil supplies but that they expected to h ear from Soviet officials.

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