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Japanese ethylene production falls in January

Japanese ethylene production in January fell 4.8% from a year earlier to 482,600 tons, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association showed on Friday.

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 tons, month-on-month and year-on-year percentage changes and the number of naphtha crackers shut during the month, according to the data.

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