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JRW Study: Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Firms See Rising Sales, Falling Profits for 2017

More than three-quarters of Japan’s top 100 rubber companies saw their sales rise year-on-year in fiscal 2017, an independent study by Japan Rubber Weekly has found. According to the results of this study, 79 of Japan’s top 100 firms operating in the industry reported year-on-year increases to sales, up from 48 in fiscal 2016. Double-digit sales growth was posted by...

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JRW Survey: Industry Leaders Raise Concerns Over Raw Material Price Hikes, Labor Shortages

Japan Rubber Weekly recently conducted a survey on business conditions in the rubber and resin industries, targeting 157 major domestic product manufacturers. With 115 of these companies sending back answers, the response rate was 73.2 percent. The results showed that while business conditions are fair, respondents are concerned by labor shortages, surging logistics costs and trends to raw material prices....

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Half of Japan’s Rubber Manufacturers Miss New Graduate Hiring Target

A recent Japan Rubber Weekly survey has found that, between the 23 major rubber and synthetic rubber manufacturers who responded, a total of 1,096 new graduates have been hired in the Japanese rubber industry for spring 2018. This figure is down by 21 graduates, or 1.9 percent, from the 1,117 new graduates hired by the respondents last spring. However, 10...

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JRW Survey: Rubber, Resin Manufacturers Expect Positive Results for Fiscal 2017

Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey among the country’s rubber and resin product manufacturers midway through December 2017, looking to get their respective takes on the current climate of the rubber industry. Of the 169 companies that received the survey, 119 responded, making for a 70.4 percent response rate. When asked how sales will pan out for fiscal 2017, 44.2...

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JRW Survey Finds Domestic Manufacturers Increasingly Concerned About Labor Shortages

A survey conducted this July by Japan Rubber Weekly (JRW) was sent to senior executives from 169 domestic rubber and resin manufacturers, asking about their business outlooks and earnings forecasts. Of those who received the survey, 117 companies responded, making for a 69.2 percent response rate. When asked their thoughts on the future of the rubber industry, 55.8 percent of...

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Major Rubber Manufacturers Increase New Graduate Recruitments for 2017

Both publicly listed and private rubber manufacturers in Japan held ceremonies on April 3 to welcome their new employees. Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey of major rubber companies and related businesses regarding the current landscape for the recruitment of new hires out of high school, undergraduate school and graduate school in the spring of 2017. According to responses from...

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