Imports of Russian oil totalled nearly 8.42 million tonnes.
China is boosting imports of Russian ESPO crude from the Far East.
The country buys more from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Oil prices dipped on Friday but were still on track to their biggest weekly gain since late August.
Imports in the first 11 months of the year were 292.32 million tonnes, up 10.6% year-on-year.
The world is set to add nearly 290 gigawatts of renewable power capacity this year.