Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos posted a $12.15 billion trade surplus for the first seven months of 2013, the company said Wednesday.

Exports of crude oil, petroleum products, petrochemicals and natural gas were valued at $28.4 billion, while imports came in at $16.26 billion, Pemex said in a statement.

In terms of crude oil alone, the company sold a daily average of 1.17 million barrels - amounting to $25.03 billion for the seven-month period - to its markets in the Americas, Europe and the Far East.

It also exported refined products worth $3.27 billion and petrochemicals totaling $104 million.

Imports of gasoline and refined products came in at $14.86 billion, while those of natural gas and petrochemicals were valued at $1.32 billion and $76.4 million, respectively.

Average daily gasoline imports declined relative to 2012, falling from 371,000 barrels per day for the first seven months of 2012 to 347,000 bpd between January and July of this year.

Pemex, which has a monopoly on oil and gas exploration and gasoline distribution in Mexico, ended 2012 with average daily crude output of 2.55 million barrels and average daily crude exports of 1.26 million barrels. EFE