10 February 2009 08:44 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan produced a total of 501,300 tonnes of ethylene in January, down 1.5% from the previous month, as ethylene producers reduced operating rates, statistics from the government showed on Tuesday.
Ethylene production was down 21.8% from January 2008, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said.
No crackers were shut in January 2008 or 2009, or in December 2008, METI said.
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