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Japan's Imports of Middle East Crude Show 14% Rise in 1989

Japan's imports of Middle East crude oil rose by 14% last year, from 2.251mnb/d in 1988 to 2.568mn b/d in 1989, ac- cording to figures released by theJapanese Ministry of In- ternational Trade and Industry (MITI). The MiddleEast's share of Japan's total crude oil imports rose from 67.5% in 1988 to 71%in 1989. The UAE retained its position of the leading crude supplier to Japanwith 737,000 b/d in...