Japanese LNG imports up 16% in May
Japanese LNG imports in May were 5.76mn metric tons, up 16.3% year/year, according to the provisional data published by the country’s finance ministry on June 16. The imports were up 3.4% month/month.
Japan’s shipments last month cost 601.4bn yen ($4.5bn), up 154.7% yr/yr. China last yearovertook Japan as the world's largest LNG importer. In 2021, Chinese LNG imports were 78.93mn mt, up 18.3% yr/yr.