30 August 2013 09:56 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of naphtha increased by 8.6% year on year to 1.73m kilolitres (kl) in July, official data from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Friday.
Almost all of the output was used for petrochemical production, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, the country’s output of jet fuel rose by 33% year on year to 1.61m kl, the data showed.
Japan’s imports of crude oil rose by 1.8% year on year to17.2m kl in July, according to METI.
The Middle East accounted for 86% of overall crude oil imports in July at 14.8m kl, the data showed.
Japan imported 5.11m kl of crude oil from Saudi Arabia, representing 30% of its overall crude imports.
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