Japanese Carbon Black Association

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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Carbon Black Association Releases Updated Demand Estimates for 2017

The Carbon Black Association of Japan has released a mid-year update to its estimates of 2017 demand for carbon black. Demand including exports is now projected to rise 0.5 percent from last year to a total of 750,785 tons. While demand in tons has been downwardly revised from the previously projected 753,115 tons, the new figures indicate higher expected growth...

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Japan’s Carbon Black Shipments in June Fall for First Time in Six Months

Shipment volume of carbon black in June dropped 5.5 percent year-on-year to 46,709 tons, reversing five straight months of gain, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Among shipments to be used for rubber, those for tires fell 4.5 percent as well as those for general purpose rubber by 5.2 percent. The total shipments for rubber decreased...

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Carbon Black Shipments up 6% for March on Strong Tire Sector Demand

Shipment volume of carbon black rose 6.1 percent year-on-year to 52,479 tons in March, the third straight month of positive growth, according to records compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Total shipment for rubber use rose 6.8 percent year-on-year, up for the third straight month, at 49,270 tons. Although shipments for tire use were up 11 percent, shipments for...

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Driven by Tires, Japan’s Carbon Black Shipments Rise for February

Shipment volume of carbon black in February was up 2.3 percent to 46,531 tons from the same period last year, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. It marks the second consecutive month of a year-on-year increase this year. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments for tire purposes increased 6.3 percent, and shipments for general rubber...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 0.9% for September

According to data collated by the Japanese Carbon Black Association, 49,729 tons of carbon black was shipped in September. This is a 0.9 percent year-on-year decrease and the tenth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments of that used in tires turned positive, seeing a 3.3 percent increase. At the same time, carbon black...

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