Japan's PVC production increases by 13% in March

17 April 2013 12:06  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) rose by 13% year on year to 123,128 tonnes in March, data from the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC) showed on Wednesday.

Domestic shipments of PVC stood at 87,956 tonnes, up by 0.3% from the same month a year earlier, based on the official figures.

Exports of PVC in March jumped by 60% to 28,045 tonnes from the previous year, according to the VEC.

Meanwhile, the country’s output of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) increased by 37% year on year to 185,880 tonnes in March, the data showed.

Domestic shipments of VCM were up by 12% to 134,716 tonnes from the same month a year earlier, while exports increased fourfold to 50,142 tonnes, according to the council.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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