11 June 2012 12:28 [Source: ICIS news]
“This was because [the production of plastic feedstocks in] the entire month of April last year was influenced by the [11 March 2011] earthquake,” Tetsushi Suzuki from the Japan Plastics Industry Federation (JPIF) said in Japanese at a press conference.
April production of plastic feedstocks rose 8.1% from the previous month, according to the JPIF.
The country’s output of plastic products in April fell 2% to 476,200 tonnes compared with the same period the year before, while it remained unchanged from March, the federation said.
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