Egypt’s year-on-year (YOY) butane imports decreased by 1.29% in March, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The country imported 273,100 tons of butane in March 2018, down from 278,700 tons imported during the same month in 2017, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

The report also shows that Egypt’s YOY butane consumption dropped from 387,900 tons in March 2017 to 354,400 tons in March 2018, recording a 8.64% decrease.

Meanwhile, the country’s production of butane rose by around 5.4% YOY reaching 161,400 tons in March 2018, compared to the 153,100 tons produced in the same month of 2017.