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Shipment Value of Rubber Goods Declines 1.4 Percent in January

According to rubber production and shipment figures released by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the shipment value of rubber goods for January 2017 was 157.8 billion yen ($1.42 billion). The figure shows a year-on-year decrease of 1.4 percent and a negative turnaround following an increase in December 2016. The production volume of automotive tires was down...

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Rubber Hose Production, Shipment Value Drop Slightly in 2016

Both production volume and shipment value of rubber hoses were slightly down year-on-year for 2016, according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association. Based on statistics from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the records reveal that production volume of hoses for 2016 was 34,621 tons in terms of new-rubber volume, which represents a year-on-year...

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Japanese Rubber Production, Shipment Value Decline for Second Straight Year

Japanese production and shipments of rubber goods for 2016 continued in what has been a trend of decline in recent years. According to figures released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the shipment value of rubber goods for last year decreased for a second consecutive year, falling 4.6 percent to drop to 2.1737 trillion yen ($19.13 billion)....

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Rubber Hose Production Down 1.4% to 3,126 Tons for September

Rubber hose production fell 1.4 percent year-on-year to 3,126 tons in terms of new-rubber volume in September, while the value of shipments fell 0.7 percent to 11.863 billion yen ($102.41 million), according records compiled by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association based on statistics by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). By category, high-pressure hoses were recovering, while...

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Rubber Goods Production for August Shows Upward Momentum

Shipment value of rubber products made a slight year-on-year increase in August, moving up 0.8 percent to 163 billion yen ($1.55 billion), according to records collated by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Although the shift was of only a small degree, it represents the first year-on-year improvement in 14 months. Broken down by product type, the production...

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High-Pressure Hoses Recover on Construction Equipment, up 12% for August

Production and shipment of high-pressure hoses are recovering, according to records compiled by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association based on Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) statistics. August production rose 12.6 percent year-on-year to 313 tons, while the value of shipments rose 10.8 percent to 1.293 billion yen ($12.44 million). High pressure hoses are largely used in construction...

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