Ministry of Finance

Japan Makes Fifth Straight Monthly Gain in Carbon Black Shipments

Figures compiled by the Carbon Black Association show that 43,271 tons of carbon black were shipped in Japan for the month of May. This marks a 0.2 percent year-on-year increase and the fifth consecutive monthly increase. With regard to carbon black for use in rubber, shipments rose 1.4 percent for general rubber, but fell 1.1 percent for tires, which account...

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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 1.3% for October

Carbon black shipments totalled 50,624 tons in October, down 1.3 percent year-on-year, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. This marked the 11th consecutive month below last year’s shipments. Shipments of carbon black used for rubber totaled 47,456 tons, down 1.4 percent year-on-year. Apart from the shift to negative growth for tires with a 1.1 percent decline...

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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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Natural Rubber Import Volume Up Nearly 9% in August

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber in August increased 8.8 percent year-on-year, while the import value decreased 19 percent year-on-year, according to data compiled by The Rubber Trade Association of Japan based on the Ministry of Finance’s Trade Statistics of Japan. This represents the first year-on-year increase in six months for import volume, but the 11th consecutive month of year-on-year...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 7.3% to 49,900 Tons for July

Shipment volume of carbon black in July was down 7.3 percent to 49,900 tons from the same period last year, marking the eighth consecutive year-on-year decline, according to the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Carbon black shipments for rubber products dropped by 6.5 percent for tires and 10 percent for general rubber products. The total shipment volume for rubber products was...

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