Japan’s April MMA inventory down by 19.8% from March

24 May 2013 05:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s methyl methacrylate (MMA) inventory fell by 19.8% month on month to 26,318 tonnes in April , official data showed on Friday.

Japan’s MMA output in April fell by 5,248 tonnes, or 14% month on month, to 33,267 tonnes, according to Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA).

The drop in production output in April was possibly due to the outage at Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC)’s MMA units from 13 April.

The three units, located in Otake, Japan, were restarted in end April to early May.

Period

Output (tonnes)

MoM Diff in Volume 

MoM Diff in Volume

YoY

Inventories

MoM Diff in Volume

 

 

(tonnes)

 

Diff In Volume

(tonnes)

 

Jan’12

35,628

3,059

9%

24%

30,417

13%

Feb ’12

36,467

839

2.40%

-22%

28,642

-5.80%

Mar ’12

35,432

-1,035

-2.80%

-28%

19,119

-33.20%

Apr ’12

43,683

8,251

23.30%

-8%

19,119

0.40%

May ’12

51,049

7,366

16.90%

6%

25,861

34.70%

Jun ’12

40,546

-10,503

-20.60%

-6%

27,298

5.60%

July’12

42,329

1,783

4.40%

4%

26,966

-1.20%

Aug’12

39,021

-3,308

-7.80%

-12%

29,663

10%

Sep’12

33,580

-5,441

-13.90%

-16%

26,752

-9.80%

Oct’12

26,288

-7,292

-21.70%

-29%

15,334

-42.70%

Nov ’12

31,159

4,871

18.50%

-12%

15,045

-1.90%

Dec’12

36,143

4,984

16.00%

11%

19,196

27.60%

Jan’13

41,746

5,603

15.50%

17%

27,761

44.60%

Feb’13

38,322

-3,424

8%

5%

34,554

24.50%

Mar’13

38,515

193

1%

9%

32,833

-5%

Apr’13

33,267

-5,248

-14%

-24%

26,318

-19.8%

Source: Japan Petrochemical Industry Association


By: Christina Siantar
+65 6780 4327



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