Japan VAM production in June falls 16% year on year

05 August 2013 11:16  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production in June decreased by 16% year on year to 40,132 tonnes, official data from an industry association showed on Monday.

Domestic shipments of VAM for polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) production rose by 4% year on year to 32,036 tonnes, while shipments for adhesives fell by 44% to 4,113 tonnes, according to the VAM Poval kogyokai (VAM Pvoh industry association).

The country’s PVOH output, meanwhile, fell by 6% year on year to 18,727 tonnes in June, the data showed.

Domestic shipments of PVOH for vinylon fibres declined by 1% year on year to 5,038 tonnes, while PVOH shipments for adhesives slipped by 11% to 1,752 tonnes, based on the data.

Japan’s PVOH exports in June increased by 10% year on year to 7,905 tonnes, according to the association.

($1 = Y98.94)

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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