Saudi Arabia became the largest crude oil exporter to Japan, with exports reaching 35.025 million barrels, representing 32.9 percent of total Japanese oil imports.
The kingdom is followed by the UAE, which came in as the second largest crude exporter, its exports reached 32.883 million barrels, representing 30.9 per cent of total imports, Aliqtisadi reports.
Russia came in third place, with exports to Japan amounting to 7.404m barrels, representing 7.4 per cent of imports, followed by Qatar, which exports 7.324m barrels, representing 6.9 per cent of the total, followed by Kuwait in fifth rank.
The Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, affiliated with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said that Japan’s imports of crude oil amounted to 106.465m barrels in July 2015, more than 63 per cent of which are from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
It is noteworthy that UAE’s crude oil exports amounted to about 2.8m barrels per day in May, while a year ago they stood at 2.64m barrels a day, according to official figures.