TOKYO : Japanese ethylene production in January fell 6.1per cent from the same month a year earlier to 507,500 tonnes, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association showed on Thursday.
Ethylene, made from naphtha, is a basic feedstock for petrochemicals that are processed into products such as plastics.
Following is a table of ethylene output volume in thousand tonnes, month-on-month and year-on-year percentage changes and the number of naphtha crackers shut during the month, according to the data.
Month Jan-22 Dec-21 Jan-21
Ethylene output 507.5 576.6 540.4
M/M per cent -12.0 5.8 0.8
Yr/Yr per cent -6.1 7.5 4.2
Plant shutdowns 1 0 0
(Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)