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Japan March petrochemical naphtha imports fall 12 pct y/y

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | 20:00

Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector fell 12 percent in March from the same month a year earlier, government figures showed on Tuesday.

Imports of naphtha for ethylene production totalled 1.14 million tonnes last month, down from 1.29 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        March 2019        Feb 2019      March 2018
    Total import (kilolitres)       1,662,108       1,515,053       1,877,610 
        Total import (tonnes)       1,135,152       1,038,785       1,288,806 
       Total import value ($)     575,772,617     511,617,243     758,669,235 
                      $/Tonne           507.2           492.5           588.7 
       Currency rate (yen/$)            111.2           109.7           106.6 
                Yen/kilolitre          38,521          37,045          43,073

Source: Reuters (Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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