Japan’s production of plastic feedstocks decreases 15% in February

09 April 2012 16:24  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of plastic feedstocks decreased by 15% to 800,000 tonnes in February from the same time a year earlier, an industry federation said on Monday.                                                           

This was a 7.1% decrease from the previous month, the Japan Plastics Industry Association (JPIF) said.

Among these resins, Japan produced 95,826 tonnes of polystyrene (PS), a 20% decline from the corresponding period a year earlier, while its production of foamed polyurethane (PU) increased 13% year on year to 16,411 tonnes, according to the association.

The country’s output of plastic products fell by 2.3% to 446,300 tonnes in February 2012 from February 2011, while this was a 7.5% increase from the previous month.

Among the plastic products, the production of film sheets fell 6.4% year on year to 190,642 tonnes in February, while the output of machinery parts rose by 9.5% to 60,302 tonnes in February from the same time a year earlier, according to the JPIF.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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