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JRMA Survey: Rubber Companies Show Lackluster Performance Through June 2016

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) approached 107 member companies as part of an index survey that ran until this past June this year. Looking at the corporate management of these affiliated corporations, JRMA has tallied up the answers of 79 respondent companies. While there had been a run of five years with growth in revenue and profit, results from...

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JRW Survey: Tire Makers Top Other Rubber Manufacturers in Ordinary Income

With an ordinary income of 226.91 billion yen ($2.205 billion) in fiscal 2015, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held the top spot among 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers, found a survey published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. For Bridgestone, this marked a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline. The number two, Toyo...

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JRW Survey: Total Sales for 165 Japanese Rubber Manufacturers Reach 4.3 Trillion Yen

Total sales for 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers stood at 4.303 trillion yen ($42.069 billion) in fiscal 2015, according to a survey of  non-consolidated business results published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. Total sales for the 159 companies with comparable sales in fiscal 2014 were 4.267 trillion yen,...

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Rubber Industry Expands Hiring of Female Tech Grads – Japan Rubber Weekly Survey

Employers in the rubber industry are increasingly expanding business operations and beefing up production by increasing their workforces, according to a spring 2016 hiring status survey of 31 major rubber industry companies. The survey by Japan Rubber Weekly also indicated that the number of firms increasing the number of new hires this year compared to the previous year has grown...

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Rubber Industry Forecast ’16 (Part 4)—Internet Sales’ Impact Remains Small

Trading Companies Part 2—Although many trading firms focus on domestic demand, a generational change has been under way recently, resulting in an increase in younger managers. Merchants of this new generation have begun setting their sights not just within the country but overseas as well. They are also eager to explore new markets and develop new technologies and products.

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Rubber Industry Forecast ’16 (Part 3)—One-Third of Traders Expect Stagnation

Trading Companies Part 1—A recent survey of trading companies in Japan conducted by Japan Rubber Weekly found that about 70 percent of respondents saw tough times ahead in 2016. The survey of 330 trading companies in Japan received 203 responses (62 percent response rate). Trading companies play a crucial role in Japan’s distribution.

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