Japan Dec petchem naphtha imports rise 6 pct y/y
Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector rose 6 percent in December from a year earlier, government figures showed on Thursday.
Imports of naphtha for ethylene production totalled 1.31 million tonnes last month, compared with 1.23 million tonnes in the same month a year earlier, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.
Following is a table of naphtha import volume.
Name Dec-18 Nov-18 Dec-17 Total import (kilolitres) 1,895,737 1,808,412 1,790,380 Total import (tonnes) 1,312,602 1,239,415 1,233,586 Total import value ($) 809,432,819 866,681,821 713,400,319 $/Tonne 616.7 699.3 578.3 Currency rate (yen/$) 113.1 113.0 112.5 Yen/kilolitre 48,291 54,155 44,827
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)