Unprecedented increase in Iranian oil exports to Japan
A Chinese specialized media reported on Tuesday that Japan’s oil imports from Iran increased unprecedentedly last month (March). “Japan increased its oil imports from Iran by 48 percent to more than 230,000 barrels per day last month,” the Khoi Jin Wang information base, one of China’s specialized oil and energy bases, wrote in a report.
The media added: “This is the most unprecedented increase in oil imports in recent months, which originated in Iran.”
“Japan imported 238,000 barrels of oil per day in March (March-April) past Iran,” Joey Jin Wang wrote.
This news site wrote: This amount of oil imports from Iran compared to a year ago, shows a growth of 48%.
“This dramatic increase in crude oil imports by Japan has made Iran the country’s fifth largest source of oil,” he added.
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry had previously announced that Tokyo had increased its oil purchases from Iran by 26% in 2015.
According to the report, Japan imported 193,000 barrels of crude oil from Iran in January this year (January and February 1993), which increased to 260,000 barrels per day in the second month of this year, February (February-March). Was.
Four Asian buyers of Iranian oil, including China, India, Japan and South Korea, have steadily increased their imports from Iran in recent months.
South Korea Customs also announced in a recent report that the country, with daily imports of 134,857 barrels of oil equivalent to 570,338 tons by the end of March 2015 from Iran, its imports compared to the same period last year by two Equally increased.
China’s imports from Iran also increased in March, and according to reports released by the country’s economic institutions, Beijing imported 638,600 barrels of oil per day from Iran this month, which is a 15% increase over the previous year. it shows.
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