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Carbon Black Shipments up 6% for March on Strong Tire Sector Demand

Shipment volume of carbon black rose 6.1 percent year-on-year to 52,479 tons in March, the third straight month of positive growth, according to records compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Total shipment for rubber use rose 6.8 percent year-on-year, up for the third straight month, at 49,270 tons. Although shipments for tire use were up 11 percent, shipments for...

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Driven by Tires, Japan’s Carbon Black Shipments Rise for February

Shipment volume of carbon black in February was up 2.3 percent to 46,531 tons from the same period last year, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. It marks the second consecutive month of a year-on-year increase this year. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments for tire purposes increased 6.3 percent, and shipments for general rubber...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 1.3% for October

Carbon black shipments totalled 50,624 tons in October, down 1.3 percent year-on-year, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. This marked the 11th consecutive month below last year’s shipments. Shipments of carbon black used for rubber totaled 47,456 tons, down 1.4 percent year-on-year. Apart from the shift to negative growth for tires with a 1.1 percent decline...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 0.9% for September

According to data collated by the Japanese Carbon Black Association, 49,729 tons of carbon black was shipped in September. This is a 0.9 percent year-on-year decrease and the tenth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments of that used in tires turned positive, seeing a 3.3 percent increase. At the same time, carbon black...

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Tokai Carbon Increases Price for Carbon Black as Oil Continues to Rise

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has increased the price of its carbon black products by 3 yen per kilogram. The change was implemented for deliveries beginning Nov. 1, applying to all varieties of carbon black. A release from the company stated that the price of raw oil used in carbon black has been rising incrementally since bottoming out at the...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 7.3% to 49,900 Tons for July

Shipment volume of carbon black in July was down 7.3 percent to 49,900 tons from the same period last year, marking the eighth consecutive year-on-year decline, according to the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Carbon black shipments for rubber products dropped by 6.5 percent for tires and 10 percent for general rubber products. The total shipment volume for rubber products was...

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