Japan's Sept plastic feedstocks output down 0.8%: industry data

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.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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