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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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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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Shipping Volume for Synthetic Rubber Falls to 1.63 Million Tons in 2015

Shipping volume for Japan’s synthetic rubber in 2015 (January–December) dropped by about 5 percent year-on-year to slightly over 1.632 million tons, according to the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Domestic shipping volume excluding chloroprene rubber (CR) and butyl rubber (IIR), whose figures weren’t released, fell about 5 percent from the previous year to around 890,000 tons. Export volume also declined...

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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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All India Rubber Industries Association Mission Visits Japan

A mission comprising 13 representatives of the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA; Mohinder Gupta, President) visited Japan February 8 through 13, calling on five Japanese rubber and synthetic rubber manufacturers, as well as raw materials merchants and others. They also made a courtesy call on February 12 to the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA), and were greeted by other...

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JRMA’s IRSG Liaison Committee Takes On Range of Rubber Industry Issues

In 2015, the JRMA established a committee to study the impact that a current IRSG project aimed at sustainable development in the rubber industry is likely to have on its members. Now, the JRMA believes that in addition to liaising with the IRSG, the committee can deal in a wide range of areas covering raw materials as a whole.

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