Japan’s finished lubricants consumption surged by 34%, lubricants production jumped 32%, and lubricants exports increased 20% in September, according to data released Monday by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Meanwhile, the imported lubricants volume tumbled to its lowest mark since mid-2020.
The country consumed 187,308 kiloliters (168,000 metric tons) of lubes in September, compared to 140,064 kL in the same month last year. It was the highest monthly total since 193,528 kL in April.
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