Japan's PS production increases by 14% in January

14 February 2012 13:25  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s polystyrene (PS) production rose by 14% month on month to 51,483 tonnes in January, reflecting increased exports, industry data showed on Tuesday.

January production was, however, 22% below the same period a year earlier, according to the Japan Styrene Industry Association (JSIA).

The country’s domestic demand for PS was down by 3% to 47,045 tonnes in January from the previous month, a 14% decrease on January 2011, the data showed.

Japan’s January exports of PS increased by 19% month on month and rose by 11% year on year to 2,031 tonnes, according to the data.

The Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) will announce the country’s petrochemical production figures for January on 17 February.

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By: Tomomi Yokomura
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