“We have no problem” Japan criticized Korea, soaring factor 10 times


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In Japan, there are signs of a ‘Urea number crisis’ under the influence of China’s export controls. Last month, Japan reported on Korea’s urea water shortage and criticized Korea’s supply chain structure, emphasizing the high self-production rate of ammonia, the main raw material for urea.

Yesterday (19th) local time (19th), Japanese energy media, such as Rim International, reported that imports from China, which regulate ammonia export in Japan, have declined sharply since mid-October, and the shortage of urea water production has not been resolved.

As a result, major suppliers of urea water for automobiles in Japan, such as Itochu Enekus, Mitsui Corporation, Nippon Actan, Nissei Industrial, and Shin-Nihon Kasei, tightened their shipment restrictions in December, and supply uncertainties are growing.

According to Rumano News, a Japanese industrial magazine, it was analyzed that the fact that Japanese consumers, who were anxious about the depletion of inventory, placed orders at the stores to meet the inventory, and exceeded the available supply, which made the situation even more difficult.

In particular, it has been reported that urea water is being traded at a price that is more than 10 times the normal store price on Japanese online sites.

The number of elements traded at a price higher than the normal price on a Japanese online site.

According to Lumano News, “The number of urea for automobiles sold at around 200 yen (about 2,000 won) per liter was confirmed to be sold online at about 1,500 yen (about 15,600 won) per liter as of December 10. will,” he said.

However, the media does not evaluate the situation in Japan negatively.

Rumano News said, “It is difficult to think of a situation similar to that of Korea. said.

However, he added, “We cannot be optimistic because urea water is used not only in automobiles, but also in ships and construction machinery, and ammonia is also used in fertilizers, etc.”

On the other hand, last month, Japan reported on Korea’s urea water crisis, saying, “There have been cases in the past that Korea has had problems with its economic activities because it relied on imports of raw materials from certain countries.” ‘ he criticized.

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