TOKYO, 29th April, 2016 (WAM)–Japan imported from the United Arab Emirates 29.06 million barrels of crude oil according to data released by the Agency of Energy and Natural Resource in Tokyo.

This accounts for 26.3% of Japan’s total crude imports, the agency that belong to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.

Saudi Arabia provided 33.7 million barrels, or 32.1% of the total, while Kuwait, Qatar, Russia and Iran provided 9.4%, 9%, 7.6% and 5.6% respectively.

Japan imported a little more than 2 million barrels from Iraq in March, and 313,000 barrels from the USA in March.

Arab oil accounted for more over three quarters, or 80.3%, of Japan’s petroleum needs in March.

Japan’s crude oil imports in that month amounted to 110.38 million barrels, the agency said.