15 October 2012 12:16 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s imports of naphtha for the petrochemical sector rose by 0.9% to 1.18m tonnes in September from the previous month, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed.
The country’s naphtha imports for ethylene production rose by 1.7% month on month to $1.0bn (€770m) in value, based on the data.
The average cost of naphtha was $851.7/tonne in September, up by 0.8% from August, according to the METI.
($1 = €0.77)
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