Japan Jan ethylene output falls 6.1 % y/y

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ethylene production in January fell 6.1% 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 % -12.0 5.8 0.8

Yr/Yr % -6.1 7.5 4.2

Plant shutdowns 1 0 0

(Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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