Japan's naphtha imports for petrochemicals falls 5.6% in August

27 September 2012 12:09  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s imports of naphtha for the petrochemical sector fell by 5.6% month on month to 1.17m tonnes in August, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Thursday.

The country imported $987.2m (€770m) of naphtha, in value, for ethylene production in August, an 8.3% decrease from the previous month, according to METI.

The average price of naphtha was $844.8/tonne in August, a 2.8% decline from July, the data showed.

($1 = €0.78)

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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