Egypt’s butane imports decreased by 7.33% year-on-year (YOY) as the country imported 148,000 tons in August 2018, compared to 159,700 tons in August 2017, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Informatics monthly statistical bulletin published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) show that Egypt’s butane consumption dropped by 6.8% to record 295,300 tons in August 2018, down from the 316,900 tons used in the same month of 2017.

Meanwhile, the country’s output decreased by around 2.3% as it produced 160,000 in August 2018, compared to 163,700 in August 2017.

On a monthly basis, the country’s butane imports dropped in August 2018 by 15.9% from the previous month as it imported 176,000  tons of the product in July 2018.