10 June 2013 10:58 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of ethylene rose by 13% year on year to 554,200 tonnes in May, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Monday.
This is a 1.4% increase from the previous month, according to the METI.
One naphtha cracker was shut for scheduled maintenance in May, while two crackers were shut for turnarounds in the same period a year earlier, based on the data.
No crackers were shut for turnarounds in April, according to the ministry.
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