11 November 2013 11:38 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of plastic feedstocks fell by 0.8% year on year to 786,400 tonnes in September, official industry data showed on Monday.
Among the total, production of polyethylene (PE) stood at 200,611 tonnes, a 0.6% increase from the same time a year earlier, while output of polypropylene (PP) declined by 11% to 168,688 tonnes, according to the Japan Plastics Industry Federation (JPIF).
Production of polystyrene (PS) increased by 10% year on year to 100,483 tonnes, while output of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) declined by 0.8% to 54,519 tonnes, the data showed.
The country’s output of plastic products rose by 2.3% to 479,400 tonnes in September from the previous year, according to the JPIF.
Of the total, production of film and sheet rose by 3.6% year on year to 211,200 tonnes, while output of pipes was down by 0.8% to 42,767 tonnes, based on the data.
A total of 57,597 tonnes of machine parts was produced, a 5% year-on-year increase, while production of construction materials rose by 5.8% to 25,393 tonnes, according to the federation.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections