Japan August PS production grows 18% on year; down 2% from July

18 September 2013 11:30  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s polystyrene (PS) production in August increased by 18% year on year to 55,033 tonnes, but was down 2% from the previous month, official industry data showed on Wednesday.

Internal demand rose by 5% year on year to 46,581 tonnes, but was 15% lower from July, according to the Japan Styrene Industry Association (JSIA).

The country’s August PS exports, on the other hand, increased 29% from the same period a year earlier to 2,503 tonnes – nearly double the shipments recorded in July.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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