07 September 2012 13:31 [Source: ICIS news]
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This is a 1.5% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to the ministry.
Japan’s ethylene-equivalent exports – which include ethylene contained in derivative products – increased by 17% month on month to 143,000 tonnes in July, but decreased by 13% year on year, based on the data.
Among the exported ethylene derivatives, 42,791 tonnes of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) were exported in July, a 59% increase from the previous month, and a 40% decrease from July 2011.
Exports of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) were up by 17% to 21,766 tonnes in July from June, and down by 49% compared with July 2011, according to METI.
Exports of styrene monomer (SM) increased by 25% to 91,033 tonnes in July from the previous month, and decreased by 11% year on year, the data showed.
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