20 August 2013 12:01 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of oriented polypropylene (PP) film fell by 12% month on month to 17,054 tonnes in July, industry statistics showed on Tuesday.
This is also a 9.8% decrease from the same month last year, according to Japan Polypropylene Film Industry Association.
Domestic shipments stood at 18,591 tonnes, a 15% increase month on month, and a 3.7% increase year on year, the data showed.
Exports of oriented PP film were down by 46% month on month at 240 tonnes, and declined by 33% from the same period a year earlier, according to the association.
Meanwhile, the country’s output of cast PP film decreased by 0.7% to 13,333 tonnes in July from June, and increased by 11% from July 2012, the data showed.
Domestic shipments totalled 12,786 tonnes, up 15% month on month, and a 6% increase year on year, based on the statistics.
Exports declined by 4.6% month on month to 411 tonnes, which is a 5.1% increase from the year earlier, based on the data.
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