Japan's VAM output rises 8% in May

25 June 2013 09:49  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s output of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) rose by 8% year on year to 50,162 tonnes in May, official data from VAM Poval kogyokai (VAM PVOH industry association) showed on Tuesday.

Domestic shipments of VAM for polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) production rose by 4% to 36,604 tonnes from the previous year, while VAM shipments for manufacturing adhesives fell by 44% to 2,162 tonnes, according to the association.

Meanwhile, the country’s output of PVOH increased by 7% year on year to 21,019 tonnes in May, while exports were up by 10% to 8,536 tonnes, the data showed.

Domestic shipments of PVOH for vinylon fibres production were down by 1% year on year to 6,238 tonnes, based on the data.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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