rubber production

Japanese Rubber Hose Industry Sees Third Consecutive Year of Declining Production, Shipment Value

The Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association has used statistics from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to compile results for Japan’s rubber hose sector in 2019. Figures here show that the sector’s production volume using new rubber fell 10.9 percent year-on-year to 34,593 tons, with shipment value down 1.4 percent to 142.53 billion yen ($1.33 billion). This marks...

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Japan’s Rubber Belt Production Falls 7% in 2019 Despite Strong Domestic Demand for Conveyor Belts

Japan’s production of rubber belts has fallen 7 percent year-on-year to end at 24,575 tons for 2019, according to figures from the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association. Making up a large proportion of overall rubber belt production, that for conveyor belts fell 8 percent year-on-year to 13,633 tons. While domestic demand for such belts was strong enough to outshine 2018 figures...

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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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