29 February 2012 11:01 [Source: ICIS news]
A total of 1.34m tonnes of LDPE was shipped within Japan from January to December 2011, down 5% from 2010, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Among different applications of LDPE, demand for film production was the highest at 653,578 tonnes, a 9% decrease from the previous year, the data showed.
A total of 190,164 tonnes of LDPE was exported in 2011, a 23% decline from 2010, according to the ministry.
The country’s domestic shipments of PP decreased 7% year on year to 2.29m tonnes in 2011, while exports of the product fell 9% to 240,772 tonnes from the previous year.
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