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Rubber Goods Production for August Shows Upward Momentum

Shipment value of rubber products made a slight year-on-year increase in August, moving up 0.8 percent to 163 billion yen ($1.55 billion), according to records collated by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Although the shift was of only a small degree, it represents the first year-on-year improvement in 14 months. Broken down by product type, the production...

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High-Pressure Hoses Recover on Construction Equipment, up 12% for August

Production and shipment of high-pressure hoses are recovering, according to records compiled by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association based on Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) statistics. August production rose 12.6 percent year-on-year to 313 tons, while the value of shipments rose 10.8 percent to 1.293 billion yen ($12.44 million). High pressure hoses are largely used in construction...

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Hose Assemblies Sales Drop to 29.68 Billion Yen in First Half

Sales of hose assemblies fell 6 percent year-on-year to 29.677 billion yen in the first half of 2016, according to the Japan Hose Coupling Association (JHCA). By category, industrial rubber hoses fell 6 percent, automotive rubber hoses declined 5 percent, and plastic hoses were down 6 percent. For June, total sales fell 5 percent year-on-year to 5.482 billion yen, the...

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Rubber Hose Production and Shipping Down for May, Declining Two Months in a Row

Combined rubber hose production (new rubber) for May was 2,446 tons, a 6.6 percent decrease over previous years, while shipping revenue for the month dropped 2.6 percent to 9.8 billion yen ($96 million), according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association based on statistics from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Both production and shipping...

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Sales Rise for Food Machinery Made with Belts, Hoses and Tubes

Many rubber and plastics companies exhibited at Fooma Japan, the four-day international food machinery and technology exhibition held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 7 to 10. The companies actively promoted their wares to food product users. Belt manufacturers were especially fired up as they set up their booths with contraptions that attracted attendees’ attention. According to statistics released by...

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