Japan's ethylene production up 6% in May from April

14 June 2012 10:01  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of ethylene rose by 6% to 492,200 tonnes in May from April, official ministry data showed on Thursday.

However, this was an 11% decrease from the same time a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Two naphtha crackers in Japan were shut for scheduled maintenance in May, while two crackers were also shut for turnarounds in April, the data showed.

Three ethylene plants were shut for scheduled maintenance in May 2011, according to the METI.

Details on the facilities were not available.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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