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    Japan's LNG Imports Up 13% in Dec


Imports were lower for the full year, however.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Japan's LNG Imports Up 13% in Dec

Japan’s LNG imports in December came in at 7.72mn metric tons, up 13.4% yr/yr, according to the provisional data released by the country’s finance ministry on January 21. Month on month the rise was even bigger, at 28.5%. 

During the 2020 calendar year, Japan imported 74.46mn mt of LNG, down 3.7% yr/yr. Despite the decline, Japan remains the world's biggest LNG importer.