09 September 2013 12:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of plastic feedstocks fell by 0.7% year on year to 818,200 tonnes in July, official data from the Japan Plastics Industry Federation (JPIF) showed on Monday.
Production of polyvinyl alcohol in July rose by 43% year on year to 20,468 tonnes, while output of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) stood at 119,681 tonnes, a 3.4% increase, according to the data.
The country’s production of plastic products increased by 3.2% year on year to 504,100 tonnes in July, the JPIF said.
Of the total, production of film and sheet increased by 2.9% to 215,712 tonnes, while output of pipes rose by 21% to 41,578 tonnes, the statistics showed.
Production of fittings stood at 5,472 tonnes, an 11% rise from July 2012, while output of machine parts fell by 1.9% year on year to 60,794 tonnes, based on the data.
Japan’s exports of plastic feedstocks increased by 2.5% year on year to 288,004 tonnes in July, while exports of plastic products stood at 67,550 tonnes, a 2% increase, according to the association.
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