Kuwait’s crude oil exports to Japan fell 20.7 percent in June from a year earlier to 6.02 million barrels, or 201,000 barrels per day (bpd), down for the third straight month, government data showed Thursday.
As Japan’s fifth-biggest oil provider, Kuwait supplied 6.7 percent of the Asian nation’s total crude imports, the Japanese Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report relayed by Kuwait news agency KUNA.
Japan’s overall imports of crude oil declined 8.3 percent year-on-year to 3.
01 million bpd for the fourth consecutive monthly fall. Shipments from the Middle East accounted for 82.0 percent of the total, down 2.9 percentage points from a year before.