Japan's ABS resin shipments increase 6% in November

18 December 2013 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

eTOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s domestic shipments of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin increased by 6% to 20,146 tonnes in November from the same time a year earlier, official industry statistics showed on Wednesday.

Among the total, 7,589 tonnes were shipped for automobile production, down 12% from the year before, while 2,151 tonnes were used for electrical appliances, a 1% decrease, according to the Nihon ABS Jushi Kogyokai (Japan ABS resin industry association).

Exports of ABS resin rose by 14% year on year to 10,433 tonnes, the data showed.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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