Japan April PVC output rises 1.7% year on year; exports up 38%

15 May 2013 10:38  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in April increased by 1.7% year on year to 104,564 tonnes, with export volumes of the product posting a 38% growth, official data from the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC) showed on Wednesday.

Its PVC exports in April totaled to 25,772 tonnes, while domestic shipments were at 82,856 tonnes, down by 1.4% year on year, according to industry data.

Meanwhile, Japan’s production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) increased by 28% year on year to 196,285 tonnes in April, with exports tripling to 42,330 tonnes.

Domestic shipments of VCM, meanwhile, totaled 115,104 tonnes last month, up by 2.5% from the same period last year, according to the VEC.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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