Egypt’s butane imports decreased by around 18.3% year-on-year (Y.o.Y) between February 2017 and February 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Statistics published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reveal that the country imported 197,000 tons of butane in February 2018, down from 241,100 in the same month in 2017.

The report also shows that Egypt’s annual butane consumption dropped by around 2.5% Y.o.Y, from 364,900 tons in February 2017 to 355,800 tons in February 2018.

Meanwhile, the north African country’s output of butane rose by around 4.8% Y.o.Y reaching 144,600 tons in February 2018, compared to the 138,400 tons produced in the same month of 2017.