21 August 2008 12:28 [Source: ICIS news]
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The country produced 70,229 tonnes of PS, which was an increase of 13% from June, added the Japan Styrene Industry Association in a statement.
Exports of PS in July increased 37% year on year to 4,275 tonnes, which was up 22% on a month-on-month basis, the association said.
The country produced 259,320 tonnes of styrene monomer (SM) in July, a 20% decrease from the same month year before and a 1% increase from the previous month, according to the association.
Exports of SM in July totalled 117,514 tonnes, a 14% decrease from July 2007 and a 6% decline from June 2008, it added.
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