21 March 2013 12:13 [Source: ICIS news]
Tokyo (ICIS)--Japan's domestic shipments of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resins fell by 17% year-on-year in February to 18,380 tonnes, official data from the Nihon ABS jushi kogyokai (Japan ABS resin industry association) showed on Thursday.
Exports of ABS resins decreased by 21% to 9,990 tonnes from the year earlier, according to association data.
Among the total shipments, 7,341 tonnes were used for automotive purposes, an 18% year on year decline, according to the association.
Shipments of the resins for housing construction fell by 2% year on year to 1,883 tonnes, the data showed.
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