RTTNews - The import of crude oil in Japan came in at 17.7 million kiloliters in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday, marking a decline of 12.7 percent on year.

The import bill was 741 billion yen, the data showed, down an annual 58.7 percent - mostly due to the global decline in the price of crude oil compared to the corresponding period last year.

Coal imports came in at 14.6 million tons, down 16.5 percent on year. LNG imports were at 5.38 million tons, down 11.2 percent on year. The import of gasoline and naphtha stood at 2.45 million kiloliters, up an annual 9.9 percent.

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