16 January 2013 11:09 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) rose by 4.2% year on year to 112,204 tonnes in December 2012, official data by the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC) showed on Wednesday.
The country’s domestic shipments of PVC increased by 1.6% to 82,066 tonnes in December from the same period a year earlier, while exports fell by 4.4% to 21,293 tonnes, the first data showed.
Japan’s production of VCM was up by 34% year on year to 195,236 tonnes in December, while exports more than doubled to 48,341 tonnes, according to the council.
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