Middle East Economic Survey


No 40


Japans Crude Oil Imports For August Down 13.48% Year-On-Year

Monthly petroleum data published by Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on 30 September showed that crude oil imports during August increased by 1.2% to 3.575mn b/d compared with imports of 3.531mn b/d in July. Year-on-year, Japans crude imports in August are down by 13.48% from 4.13mn b/d in August 2008. Crude oil imports from the Middle East averaged 3.189mn b/d in...