Japan’s 2021 oil imports up 0.5% YoY to 2.49m bpd – METI

Recasts with annual oil import

TOKYO, January 31 (Reuters)Japan’s crude oil imports rose 0.5% to 2.49 million barrels per day (144.66 million kiloliters) in 2021 from a year earlier, marking the first increase in nine years, according to preliminary data released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on Monday.

Oil imports rebounded last year as fuel demand recovered from the pandemic-induced slump a year earlier.

The data, however, contrasts with customs data released by the Ministry of Finance this month, which showed that Japan’s crude oil imports fell 1.2% in 2021 from a year earlier, registering a ninth consecutive year of decline.

According to METI data, crude oil imports represent the amount that goes directly into refineries, oil storage bases or oil terminals.

For December, the country’s crude oil imports rose 13.6% to 2.97 million barrels per day (14.63 million kiloliters) from a year earlier, marking a fifth consecutive month of gains, METI said.

The table below shows Japan’s crude oil imports in 2021 by country. Quantities are in kilolitres.

Total

144,662,684

Middle East

134 068 585

Iraq

157,960

Basra-L

157,960

Bahrain

2,050,509

Banoc Am

2,050,509

Saudi Arabia

56,525,615

Arabic-L

21,970,904

Arabic-H

8,259,483

Arabic-M

1,894,831

Arabic-EL

22,407,111

Arabic-SL

1,993,286

Kuwait

12,105,867

Kuwait

11,550,466

Kwait-Sl

555 401

neutral zone

465 530

Khafji

465 530

Qatar

11,301,078

Qatar

3,770,218

Qatar-M

2,082,792

A-Shahen

4,590,851

Lowsul-C

702 166

Deod FC

155,051

Oman

825 144

Oman

774,331

Westbukh

50,813

United Arab Emirates

50,636,882

Murban

26,829,061

dubai

951 338

Sharja-C

37,026

U-Zakum

4,907,013

SAR

14,742,070

Mubarraz

1,893,490

Umm Lulu

1,276,884

East and Central Asia

166,004

Kazakhstan

166,004

CPC-B

166,004

South East Asia

1,244,456

Vietnam

321,963

Bach Ho

Dai Hung

Ruby

139,963

sutuden

95,040

Chim Sao

47,483

Townlong

39,477

Thailand

49,688

Thai Fo

49,688

Malaysia

516,977

Dulang

31,645

Penara-B

64 109

Sepat

318,998

Mysie-Fo

38,774

bertam

47,366

Mix-Fo

16,085

Labuan-L

Brunei

182,256

Champion

182,256

Indonesia

173,572

Douri

36,406

Sumatr-L

41,650

Lalang

63,956

Ketapang

31,560

Europe

5,183,041

UK

ten

Quarantine

ten

Russia

5,183,031

Sokol

1,797,812

Espo-B

2,932,700

Sakhal-B

452 519

North America

469,328

united states of america

469,328

Wtim

82,295

Egl Ford

223,881

March

163,092

WTL

60

Utica-C

Central and South America

2,444,840

Mexico

114,870

Isthmus

114,870

Maya

Ecuador

2,329,652

Oriented

189 111

Napo

2,140,541

Brazil

318

Buzios

157

Tupi

161

Africa

752,667

Algeria

498 527

Sahara-B

498 527

Libya

67,609

Amna

Bu-Attfl

67,609

Sudan

151,524

Nile

151,524

mozambique

35,007

Temane-C

35,007

Oceania

333,763

Australia

259,648

wandoo

208 293

Pluto-C

51,355

Ichthy-C

Papua New Guinea

74 115

Papua Fo

74 115

The table below shows Japan’s crude oil imports in December by country. Quantities are in kilolitres.

Total

14,632,853

Middle East

13,935,996

Iraq

Basra-L

Bahrain

227,777

Banoc Am

227,777

Saudi Arabia

6,330,080

Arabic-L

2,346,720

Arabic-H

1,040,729

Arabic-M

120,017

Arabic-EL

2,623,165

Arabic-SL

199,449

Kuwait

1,080,305

Kuwait

1,000,561

Kwait-Sl

79,744

neutral zone

70,383

Khafji

70,383

Qatar

743,579

Qatar

161,692

Qatar-M

247,948

A-Shahen

333,939

Deod FC

Oman

79,439

Oman

79,439

United Arab Emirates

5,404,433

Murban

2,329,888

dubai

79,280

U-Zakum

515,889

SAR

2,174,073

Mubarraz

274 325

Umm Lulu

30,978

South East Asia

104 908

Vietnam

Chim Sao

Thailand

Thai Fo

Malaysia

39 123

Sepat

31,370

Mysie-Fo

7,753

Brunei

45,907

Champion

45,907

Indonesia

19,878

Lalang

19,878

Europe

457,714

UK

Quarantine

Russia

457,714

Sokol

224 243

Espo-B

117 105

Sakhal-B

116,366

North America

united states of america

Wtim

WTL

Central and South America

134 235

Ecuador

134 235

Oriented

30 110

Napo

104 125

Brazil

Buzios

Tupi

Africa

Algeria

Sahara-B

Sudan

Nile

mozambique

Temane-C

Oceania

Australia

wandoo

For Japan’s product sales, imports, inventories and other statistics for December and 2021, please click:

https://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/sekiyuso/index.html

To view Japan’s refinery monthly operating rate, click OPERATE-JP

(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Louise Heavens)

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