17 January 2013 12:03 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of 16 out of 18 primary chemicals increased in December 2012 year on year, official data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) showed on Thursday.
Among these 16 products, production of polyvinyl monomer (PVC) saw the largest increase by 34% year on year to 195,200 tonnes, followed by polystyrene (PS), which stood at 56,900 tonnes, a 26% increase from the same period a year before.
Low-density polyethylene production stood at 135,100 tonnes in December, a 7% increase from the same period the year before.
However, the output of two chemicals fell in December 2012 from a year earlier, according to the JPCA.
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