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Japan Aug petchem naphtha imports rise 10% y/y

Japan Aug petchem naphtha imports rise 10% y/y

TOKYO:  Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector rose 10 percent in August from the same month a year earlier, government figures showed on Thursday. Imports of naphtha for ethylene production totalled 1.24 million tonnes last month, up from 1.13 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 Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2016 Total import (kilolitres) 1,817,928 1,472,060 1,662,102 Total import (tonnes) 1,244,617 1,005,234 1,134,156 Total import value ($) 533,565,071 437,503,484 458,941,254 $/Tonne 428.7 435.2 404.7 Currency rate (yen/$) 110.8 112.4 103.2 Yen/kilolitre 32,520 33,406 28,496.