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Japan’s Carbon Black Production Rises 0.3% for January–September

Domestic carbon black production increased 0.3 percent year-on-year to 419,983 tons for the first nine months of 2017, according to figures from the Carbon Black Association of Japan. Furnace black for rubber totaled 392,964 tons, up 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, other carbon black for non-rubber applications totaled 27,019 tons, down 2.8 percent. The total shipment volume for the period was 413,336...

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Japan’s Import Volume of Natural Rubber Drops 3.3% for 2016

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber (NR) for 2016 decreased 3.3 percent year-on-year, falling to 655,312 tons, according to data compiled by the Rubber Trade Association of Japan from the Trade Statistics of Japan. Import value decreased 23.6 percent, dropping to 99.59045 billion yen ($875.59 million). The average import price fell 20.9 percent to hit 152 yen per kilogram, dropping...

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Rubber Goods Exports and Imports Down for April

Both export and import value for rubber products declined year-on-year for the month of April, according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association. Sourced from Trade Statistics of Japan, the records show that the value of exported rubber products for April was 76.59 billion yen ($760 million), which makes for a year-on-year decline of 10.8 percent. It was...

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Japan’s 2015 Rubber Goods Exports Down 4%, Imports Up 8%

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) released a compilation of full-year figures for 2015 showing that exports of rubber goods fell by 4 percent year-on-year to 977 billion yen ($8.78 billion). The poorer performance compared to the previous year was despite the weak yen. Meanwhile, exports rose for the sixth year in a row, increasing 8 percent year-on-year to 428.9...

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