Import volume of crude oil Japan 2013-2022
Japan remains dependent on oil importsThe domestic production volume of crude oil stood at around 490 thousand kiloliters and continues to decline. Since Japan only has scarce natural resources, the country heavily depends on imports. Over 99 percent of the supply is currently covered by foreign crude oil. The main suppliers are Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Usage of oil in JapanCrude oil, or petroleum, is commonly refined to a variety of fuels. Therefore, the transportation sector has the largest demand for petroleum in Japan. Oil can also be refined into petrochemicals which are used to manufacture a variety of chemical end products such as plastics and rubber.
Furthermore, oil remains the largest source of energy consumption. To become less dependent on oil imports and secure a stable energy supply, the Japanese government is currently working on replacing fossil fuels with renewables and nuclear energy.