15 June 2007 08:12 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s production of man-made fibres in May increased 1.4% compared with the previous month but was down year on year, the Japan Chemical Fibers Association said on Friday.?xml:namespace>
The country produced 102,270 tonnes of man-made fibres in May, up from 100,829 tonnes in April but down 2.9% from the same period in 2006.
Of the total, 89,323 tonnes of synthetic fibres were produced in May, a 1.1% increase from 88,393 month on month. This was, however, a 2.5% decrease year on year, the association said.
Among the synthetic fibres, the production of polyester staple in May rose 6.8% to 17,865 tonnes, from 16,731 tonnes a month earlier. This marked a 3.3% decrease from the same period a year ago, however.
The production of acrylic staple in May was 21,203 tonnes, down 1.6% from 21,548 tonnes month on month. This also marked a 0.7% decrease year on year.
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