Japan's chemical shipments decline by 0.6% in November

09 January 2013 11:55  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s total shipments of chemicals excluding drugs declined by 0.6% month on month in November 2012, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Wednesday.

Among the total, exports of chemicals rose by 5.7% from the previous month, while domestic shipments fell by 1%, according to the data.

The country’s total shipments of plastic products decreased by 0.2% in November from October, the data showed.

Among the total, exports of plastic products increased by 9.3% month on month, while domestic shipments fell by 2.8% from the previous month, based on the statistics.

Japan’s overall industrial shipments were down by 1.1% in November from a month earlier, marking the third consecutive month of decrease, METI said.

Among the total for industrial shipments, exports were up by 0.6% month on month, while domestic shipments declined by 1.2%, the ministry added.


By: Tomomi Yokomura
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