Japan's domestic naphtha sales down by 0.9% in November

28 December 2012 09:20  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s domestic sales of naphtha fell by 0.9% year on year to 3.64m kilolitres in November, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Friday.

The country’s total domestic sales of fuel oil products, including naphtha, stood at 16.6m kilolitres, a 2% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to the METI.

Gasoline sales fell by 0.6% year on year to 4.6m kilolitres, based on the data.

Meanwhile, Japan imported a total of 15.7m kilolitres of crude oil in November, a 7.6% decrease from the same time a year earlier, according to the METI.

The country domestically shipped 1.05m kilolitres of crude oil in November, a 16% decrease from the previous year, based on the data.

METI’s data also showed that a total of 67,424 kilolitres of crude oil was domestically shipped for use in the petrochemical sector in November, a 6.2% decrease from the year-earlier period.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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