Japanese LNG imports drop 17% yr/yr in Sept
Japanese LNG imports in September came in at 5.4mn metric tons, down 16.8% year/year, according to the data published by the country’s finance ministry on October 20. The imports were down 14% month/month.
Japan’s shipments in September cost 331.3bn yen ($2.9bn), up 67.6% yr/yr. During the April-September period or the first half of FY21, imports were 33.53mn mt, up 0.3% yr/yr.
The data showed that in September LNG imports from the Middle East were up 2.1% yr/yr while imports from Russia were down 0.1%. Japan’s imports from Asian sources were down 33% yr/yr. The imports from the US were down 22% yr/yr, the data showed.