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Asia Pacific Trade

September 2018

Japanese imports will be weak at the start of the winter.

Japanese LNG imports are expected to decline on an annual basis in September and Q4. Although seasonal demand has boosted imports at points this year, Japan imported only 48.87 mt of LNG during the first seven months of 2018, 2.4% less than during the same period in 2017. While demand in July was supported by the record heatwave that hit the country, imports still declined by 0.1% on an annual basis, to 6.81 mt. Rising...