26 March 2009 10:58 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s imports of naphtha for ethylene production in February fell 3.9% from the previous month to 752,976 tonnes, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Thursday.
The country’s production of ethylene in February decreased 23.7% to 463,200 tonnes compared with the same time the previous year, METI said.
The total cost of naphtha imports in February was $288.2m (€213.3m), up from $267.6m in January, the ministry said.
The price of naphtha was $382.8/tonne in February, a 12.1% increase from $341.4/tonne in January, according to METI.
($1 = €0.74)
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