Japan's cast PP film production increase by 5.7% in April

20 May 2013 09:29  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan's production of cast polypropylene (PP) film increased by 5.7% year on year to 13,349 tonnes in April, official data from the Japan Polypropylene Film Industry Association showed on Monday. 

Domestic shipments of cast PP film rose by 6% to 13,812 tonnes from the previous year, while exports were up by 38% to 395 tonnes, according to the association. 

Meanwhile, the country produced 18,525 tonnes of oriented PP film in April, a 2.8% decrease from the previous year, the data showed. 

Domestic shipments of oriented PP film stood at 21,349 tonnes, a 6.9% increase year on year, while exports rose by 28% to 362 tonnes, based on the statistics.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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