Japan April naphtha imports for C2 production fall 11% from March

17 May 2013 11:50  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s imports of naphtha for ethylene (C2) production in April fell by 11% month on month to 1.07m tonnes, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Friday.

The country’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector were valued at $1.04bn (€810m) in total, down by 13% from the previous month, according to the METI.

The average price of of naphtha imports was $979.3/tonne in April, down by 1.1% from March, based on the data.

($1 = €0.78)


By: Tomomi Yokomura
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