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JRMA Sees Japanese New Rubber Consumption up 3.8% in 2023

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) has released its estimate for new rubber consumption in 2022 and its forecast for 2023. According to the report, in 2022, both Japanese domestic shipments and exports of mainstay automotive tires exceeded the previous year’s levels on a unit basis, but on a rubber volume basis, they were slightly below the previous year’s levels....

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Rubber Hose Demand Forecast for 2023

The Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association recently released its demand forecasts for rubber hoses for 2022 and 2023. According to the forecast, production (new rubber consumption) in 2022 is expected to exceed that of 2021 due to continued strong demand for high-pressure hoses throughout the year and a sharp recovery in automotive hoses from the second half of the year....

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Rubber Hose Demand Forecast For 2022

The Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association recently released its demand forecasts for rubber hoses for 2022 and 2023. According to the forecast, production (new rubber consumption) in 2022 is expected to exceed that of 2021 due to continued strong demand for high-pressure hoses throughout the year and a sharp recovery in automotive hoses from the second half of the year....

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Japan’s Carbon Black Association Forecasts Demand up 5% in Midyear Review

Japan’s Carbon Black Association has in its mid-year review of carbon black demand revised its forecast of total demand – including exports – for the year to 754,670 tons, up 5.0 percent from the previous year. This marks a downward revision of 0.4 points from the initial forecast of 757,840 tons, which would have seen an increase of 5.4 percent....

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JATMA Revises 2022 Japanese Tire Demand Forecast Downward – Part 2

The Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association (JATMA) recently released its 2022 Mid-Year Review of Japanese Automotive Tire Demand. This article is part of a series and follows part 1 published yesterday. Commercial Tire Dealer Sales Demand Trends As for passenger car tires, first half sales of summer tires were up 7 percent compared to the previous year. The second half...

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JATMA Revises 2022 Japanese Tire Demand Forecast Downward – Part 1

The Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association (JATMA) recently released its 2022 Mid-Year Review of Japanese Automotive Tire Demand. According to the review, the 2022 forecast is expected to be 3 percent up for new vehicle tires when compared to the previous year, flat for after-market vehicle tires, 1 percent up for special vehicle tires and flat for motorcycle tires. The...

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