|2020-08-18 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据8月13日IHS Market报道，日本7月份原油进口量环比增长13.6%，但仍比去年同期下降29%左右。该国对原油的需求在6月份跌至纪录低点后，似乎正在缓慢复苏。6月份，日本的原油进口量跌至每日200万桶以下。IHS Markit Commodities 8月1日至10日的数据显示，进口继续缓慢稳步复苏，截至目前仍维持在每日235万桶的水平。8月上旬环比增长7.7%，但成交量仍明显低于正常水平。日本2019年8月的进口额较今年同期超出25%。2019年1月至2020年5月，IHS Markit海上大宗商品日本进口数据与官方报告的数据相比接近98.6%。
王佳晶 摘译自 IHS Market
Recovery started for Japanese crude oil imports
Japan crude oil imports increased by 13.6% in July month-on-month but remained around 29% lower than a year ago. The country's appetite for crude oil seems to be slowly recovering after reaching a record low in June, when imports dropped below two million b/d. Data by IHS Markit Commodities at Sea for the first ten days of August suggest imports continue to slowly but steadily recover, with activity so far standing at 2.35 million b/d. A growth of 7.7% is observed in the first third of August month-on-month, but volumes are still significantly below normal levels. Japan imported more than 25% more in August 2019 than current August imports. Accuracy of IHS Markit Commodities at Sea on Japanese imports versus officially reported data stands close to 98.6% between January 2019 and May 2020.
IHS Markit Commodities at Sea also allows users to determine how Japan's future crude oil imports should look like, as it already estimates how much crude oil should be discharged in the rest of August based on ships currently laden and heading for the country's ports, providing details on crude oil grades, origin, port, charterer, shipper and operator. We can also quickly identify changes developing in the current market, which will affect Japan's imports over the coming months. As an example, cargoes loaded in early August and heading for Japanese ports seem to have increased massively since June and July, having marginally surpassed 3.5 million b/d during the first ten days of the current month. If this trend lasts, Japanese imports could recover quickly in September onwards.