16 April 2013 11:59 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of polystyrene (PS) fell by 6% to 61,514 tonnes in March from the same time a year earlier, industry data showed on Tuesday.
The country’s domestic demand for PS declined by 23% year on year to 50,740 tonnes, while exports stood at 1,387 tonnes, a 22% decline, based on the official data from the Japan Styrene Industry Association (JSIA).
Meanwhile, Japan’s output of styrene monomer (SM) increased by 43% to 227,748 tonnes in March from the year before, according to JSIA.
Domestic demand stood at 114,766 tonnes, up by 6% year on year, while exports rose by 55% to 115,312 tonnes, based on the data.
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