Middle East Economic Survey


No 40


Japanese Crude Oil Imports Increased Slightly In August

Japanese crude oil imports rose slightly during August to average 3.587mn b/d, an increase of 0.24% over the July average of 3.578mn b/d, and a small increase year-on-year of 0.32% from 3.531mn b/d in August 2009, according to monthly import data released by Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Crude imports from the Middle East declined by 0.46% in August to...