Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Japan’s oil imports from Saudi Arabia in October 2021 amounted to about 27.5 million barrels, or 37.6 percent of the total, according to data from the Energy and Natural Resources Agency of the Japanese Ministry of Trade.
Total imports in that month were 73.08 million barrels. The share of Arab oil amounted to 89.3 percent of the total Japanese imports or about 62.7 million barrels, which was provided by seven Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait (11.5 percent), Qatar (3.4 percent), Bahrain (0.7 percent), and Algeria (0.1 percent).
Japan’s oil imports from the United Arab Emirates amounted to about 25.5 million barrels in October, or 35 percent of the total,
Imports from Russia, the only European exporter, rose significantly to 5.1 million barrels of crude oil, or 7 percent of the Japanese total.
From Ecuador, Japan brought in 89.4 thousand barrels, or 1.2 percent of the total imports. From Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, Japan’s imports fell sharply to about 251,000 barrels, or 0.3 percent of the total.
The mentioned figures represent the quantities of oil that reached refineries, tanks and warehouses in Japan’s ports during October 2021.