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Japan’s ship orders fell in May

It was learned that Japan received 126 ship orders in the first 5 months of this year.

According to the statement made by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA), Japan’s total weight reached 1.71 million gross tons in May this year, down 0.7 percent compared to the previous month, and 28 cargo ships, 1 tanker and 4 general cargo ships. 33 ships have been ordered. In April, new ship orders were recorded as 15 units.

In the first 5 months of this year, Japan received an order for 126 ships with a total weight of 7.13 million gross tons. Thus, the order tonnage received by Japan increased by 174.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Meanwhile, Japan, which exported 11 ships with a gross tonnage of 400,288 in April, exported 20 ships of a total of 906,025 of gross tons in May.

In the January-May period of this year, Japan exported 101 ships with a gross tonnage of 4.41 million, down 25.8 percent year-on-year.


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