06 August 2012 12:14 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of plastic feedstocks fell by 14% to 701,100 tonnes in June from the previous month, official data from the Japan Plastics Industry Federation (JPIF) showed on Monday.
It was a 20% decline from the same period a year earlier, according to the JPIF.
Among the total, output of polypropylene (PP) declined by 20% month on month to 163,861 tonnes in June from May, and was down by 12% from June 2011, the data showed.
Production of polyethylene (PE) fell by 13% to 207,717 tonnes in June from the previous month, and decreased by 15% from the year-before period, based on the statistics.
Japan’s production of plastic products, meanwhile, rose by 5.8% month on month to 488,200 tonnes in June, but decreased by 3.3% year on year, according to the JPIF.
The country’s exports of plastic feedstocks fell by 1.5% to 288,866 tonnes in June from the same time the previous year, the data showed.
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