Japan Belting Manufacturers Association

Rubber Belt Production Down 10% for January–June

According to statistics recently collated by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, production volume of rubber belts for January–June 2016 has fallen 10 percent year on year, down at 13,201 tons. Shipment value was similarly down, with close to a double-digit fall for an estimated 32 billion yen ($314.015 million). This was influenced by lowered demand domestically and overseas for conveyor...

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Conveyor Belt Demand for Blast Furnaces Fell 29% in 2015

According to statistics by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association on demand for conveyor belts and plastic belts in 2015, the total value of conveyor belt sales was flat from the previous year. Domestic demand accounted for 61 percent of total sales in monetary terms. Exports accounted for 39 percent of sales, a drop of 19 percent from the year prior....

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