rubber production

Japan’s Synthetic Rubber Production Falls 3% Year-on-Year for 2018

Japan’s production of synthetic rubber fell by 3.2 percent year-on-year to end at just under 1.57 million tons for 2018, according to figures recently released by the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. In terms of individual rubber types, the country’s production of chloroprene rubber (CR) rose 1.8 percent year-on-year to reach 126,114 tons for 2018, while that for ethylene...

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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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