The Ministry of Finance of Japan announced the resumption of oil imports from Russia in July

TOKYO, 17 Jul — Japan in July of this year again began to import oil from Russia, but its volume decreased by 65 percent compared to the same month in 2021, according to the Japanese Ministry of Finance.

Thus, according to a press release from the department, the volume of Russian oil imports decreased by 65.4 percent compared to July 2021.

In addition, during this period, a decrease in the volume of imports of liquefied natural gas by 26.1 percent was recorded.

Japan in June of this year reduced oil imports from Russia to zero. For the period from January to June of this year, the volume of imports in this direction decreased by 21.7 percent compared to the same time period a year earlier.

In addition, a drop in imports in July this year compared to the same month in 2021 is observed in such items as coal (40.1 percent), or (84.9 percent), grains (73.1 percent), and vegetables (60 .6 percent). At the same time, imports of fish and fish products increased by 21.7 percent.

As for the export of goods from Japan to Russia in July this year, the largest growth compared to the same period a year earlier was noted in such items as medical products (154.1 percent), and metal products (64.2 percent). At the same time, the export of audio and video equipment fell by 81.1-99.9 percent. The export of cars from Japan to Russia in July 2022 decreased by 21.5 percent, and of spare parts for them – by 70.2 percent.

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