VOL. XLIII

No. 19

8-May-2000

ASIA

Japan And South Korea Disclose Petroleum Imports Forecasts For 2000

Japans Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and South Koreas Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) have disclosed their forecasts for petroleum imports for 2000, with MITI anticipating a slight decline in imports and South Korea predicting a minor rise as the countrys recent economic recovery continues. MITI also noted that in March Saudi Arabia became the countrys top...