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Petrotahlil - Japanese ethylene production in January fell 10.6% from a year earlier to 518,700 tonnes, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Monday.

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 2020    Dec 2019    Jan2019

Ethylene output 518.7       564.0          580.2

M/M %.              -8.0           +2.2             +3.1

Yr/Yr %              -10.6         +0.2              -0.7

Plant shutdowns 0              0

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Source : Reuters

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