27 January 2009 13:46 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined “Japan’s Dec ’08 naphtha imports for C2 production fall 3%” dated 27 January 2009, please read in the second paragraph … The total cost of naphtha imports in December was $492.2m … instead of … The total cost of naphtha imports in December was yen (Y) 492.2m ($5.5m)…. A corrected story follows.
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s imports of naphtha for ethylene production in December 2008 fell 2.7% to 1.07m tonnes, down from 1.1m tonnes in the previous month, according to government figures released on Tuesday.
The total cost of naphtha imports in December was $492.2m, down 39% from November, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said.
The price of naphtha was $459.6/tonne in December, a 37.5% decrease from $735.2/tonne the month before, according to METI.
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