rubber products

Japan’s Rubber Product Exports, Imports Down for 2016

Japan’s export value of rubber products for 2016 decreased 16.1 percent year-on-year, falling to 819.4 billion yen ($7.18 billion), while import value fell 8.5 percent to hit 392.6 billion yen, according to data compiled by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association from the Trade Statistics of Japan. It was the third consecutive year of decline in value for exports and the...

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Roll Production Up 7% in Q1 2016 Thanks to Capital Spending Plans

While production for rubber products languishes overall, domestic production volume of rubber and resin rolls is trending upward. According to statistics from the Japan Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (JRMA), year-on-year production volume has risen for four straight quarters from the second quarter of last year (April-June) through the first quarter of the current year (January-March). While production of rubber products used...

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