Japan's plastic feedstock production increases 4.4% in August

09 October 2012 13:02  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan produced 837,100 tonnes of plastic feedstocks in August, a 4.4% increase from the previous month, official data from an industry association showed on Tuesday.

This is a 5.7% decrease from the same period last year, according to the Japan Plastics Industry Association (JPIF).

Among the total, the country’s production of polypropylene (PP) rose 23% to 220,045 tonnes in August from July, but decreased by 0.5% from the corresponding period last year, the data showed.

Output of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) increased by 31% month on month to 18,733 tonnes in August, and declined by 14% year on year, according to the statistics.

Japan’s output of plastic products fell by 11% to 432,300 tonnes in August from July, while this is a 1.8% decrease from August 2011, according to JPIF.

Meanwhile, Japan exported a total of 302,402 tonnes of plastic feedstock in August, a 7.1% decrease from the same month last year, the JPIF data showed.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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