Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association

JRMA Survey: Rubber Companies Show Lackluster Performance Through June 2016

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) approached 107 member companies as part of an index survey that ran until this past June this year. Looking at the corporate management of these affiliated corporations, JRMA has tallied up the answers of 79 respondent companies. While there had been a run of five years with growth in revenue and profit, results from...

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Gas Piping Shows 20% Improvement in Pass Ratio for July Independent Testing

A total of 359,000 meters of gas piping passed independent testing in July, according to data collected by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). It marks a year-on-year increase of 20 percent – and the second consecutive month of increased scores. In terms of rubber piping, that both for urban gas and liquefied petroleum (LP) gas showed improvement in pass...

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Exports of Rubber Products Fall for 11th Straight Month in June

Exports of rubber products fell 20.6 percent year-on-year in June to 74.86 billion yen ($734.451 million), while imports fell 10.0 percent to 33.345 billion yen according to the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association. Exports fell for the 11th straight month, while imports were down following an increase in May. Exports fell for 11 out of 15 categories in June, with automobile...

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Japan’s ISO/TC 45 Committee Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Gaining Sway at International Conferences

This May marked the 20th anniversary of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association’s ISO/TC 45 Domestic Technical Committee, which oversees the setting of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for rubber and rubber products. The committee has done considerable work behind-the-scenes, including approving and revising ISO and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) standards that apply to the rubber industry and representing Japan...

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Rubber Goods Exports Decline 18% for May, Down 10th Consecutive Month

The month of May brought a 10th consecutive month of decline for the export value of rubber products, while import value rose for the first time in half a year, 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 May was 63.07...

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Roll Production Up 7% in Q1 2016 Thanks to Capital Spending Plans

While production for rubber products languishes overall, domestic production volume of rubber and resin rolls is trending upward. According to statistics from the Japan Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (JRMA), year-on-year production volume has risen for four straight quarters from the second quarter of last year (April-June) through the first quarter of the current year (January-March). While production of rubber products used...

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