Japan's naphtha production increases 21% in August

30 September 2013 10:48  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of naphtha increased by 21% year on year to 1.774m kl in August, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Monday.

Of the total, 1.771m kl of naphtha was used for petrochemical production, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, the country’s output of jet fuel rose by 16% to 1.59m kl in August from the same time in the previous year, the data showed.

Japan’s imports of crude oil, on the other hand, decreased by 4.5% year on year to 17.0m kl in August, based on the statistics.

The Middle East accounted for 84% of all crude oil imports in August at 14.2m kilolitres, the data showed.

Japan imported 5.77m kl of crude oil from Iran, which accounted for 34% of the total, according to METI.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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