Middle East Economic Survey


No 36


Japans Crude Imports Increased During July

Japanese crude oil imports for July averaged 3.578mn b/d, an increase of 12.3% over the June average of 3.186mn b/d, and up year-on-year by 1.3% from 3.531mn b/d in July 2009, according to monthly imports data released by Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on 31 August. Crude imports from the Middle East rose by 11.2 % in July to 3.063mn b/d from 2.756mn b/d in June, but were down...