21 September 2012 12:07 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of oriented polypropylene (PP) film declined by 18% month on month to 15,425 tonnes in August, reflecting a significant decrease in exports, official industry data showed on Friday.
August output of oriented PP film was down 16% from the same period last year, according to the Japan Polypropylene Film Industry Association.
The country domestically shipped 17,055 tonnes of oriented PP film in August, a 4.9% decline from the previous month, and a 5% increase from August 2011, while exports decreased by 24% month on month to 272 tonnes, and fell by 32% year on year, the data showed.
Meanwhile, Japan produced 8,652 tonnes of cast PP film in August, a 28% decline from the previous month, and a 33% decrease from the corresponding period last year, according to the association.
The country shipped 11,177 tonnes of cast PP film domestically in August, down 7.2% month on month, and a 5% decrease year on year, the data showed.
Exports of cast PP film in August fell by 31% to 270 tonnes from the previous month, and declined 12% from a year before, according to the association.
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