Japan PVC production rises by 2% in October

16 November 2011 07:37  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) rose by 2% to 120,326 tonnes in October from the previous month, reflecting robust domestic shipments, official data from the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC) showed on Wednesday.

However, this is an 18% decrease from the corresponding period a year earlier, according to the council.

Japan’s domestic shipments of PVC increased by 5% to 89,628 tonnes in October month on month, but decreased by 3.7% year on year, the data showed.

Among the country’s domestic shipments, 50,846 tonnes were of rigid PVC, which is a 6.5% increase from September and a 2% decrease from the year-before period, according to the VEC.

Japan’s exports of PVC fell by 3.3% to 37,012 tonnes in October from September and declined by 25% from October 2010, the statistics showed.

Its output of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), a feedstock of PVC, rose by 3.1% to 207,771 tonnes in October from the previous month, reflecting strong demand for PVC production, the data showed.

However, this is a 13% decrease from the same period a year earlier, according to the VEC.

The country’s domestic deliveries of VCM for PVC production increased by 2.3% to 124,422 tonnes month on month, but fell by 17% year on year, the data showed.

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By: Tomomi Yokomura
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