rubber hoses

Rubber Hose Production Expected to See 6% Rise for 2017

Production volume for new rubber hoses in 2017 is forecast to be 36,632 tons, up 5.8 percent year-on-year, according to annual demand data compiled by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association. Meanwhile, shipment value is forecast at 138.4 billion yen ($1.23 billion), up 2.1 percent. Though production volume and shipment value showed losses last year, both are expected to have...

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Rubber Hoses See Solid Demand for Automotive and High-Pressure Applications

Production and shipments for rubber and resin hoses are on an upward trend. Automotive and high-pressure rubber hoses have been solid performers on the back of a recovery in domestic automotive production volume and robust demand for construction equipment and machine tools. Resin hoses and tubes have also been going strong, supported by firm demand from the semiconductor industry. This...

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Hose Assembly Sales Down 3% for 2016, Industrial and Plastic Hoses Recovering

Sales of hose assemblies fell 3 percent year-on-year to 60.985 billion yen ($53.48 million) for January–December 2016, according to the Japan Hose Coupling Association (JHCA). It marks a regression to the negative after a 5-percent year-on-year increase in 2015. By category, the distribution ratio of industrial rubber hoses was at 67.7 percent; automotive rubber hoses, 15.2 percent; and plastic hoses,...

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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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JRMA Forecast: Japanese Rubber Consumption to Bounce Back After Six Years

Rubber consumption will see its first annual increase in six years, according to a forecast by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Combined total consumption of natural and synthetic rubber in 2017 is expected to reach 1.2932 million tons, up 0.6 percent year on year. However, total rubber consumption in 2016 is expected to fall for the fifth straight year,...

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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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