Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan

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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Synthetic Rubber Production Regresses Into Negative Territory for September 2016

Total production volume of synthetic rubber fell 9.6 percent year-on-year for the month of September 2016, dropping to 128,830 tons, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. It represents a regression back from what was a positive year-on-year total the month prior. Outside of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), which saw a 1.9-percent increase, year-on-year declines were witnessed across all...

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Synthetic Rubber Production Down 5.6% to 774,000 Tons in First Half

Synthetic rubber production fell 5.6 percent year-on-year to 773,584 tons in the first half of 2016, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. Production was down for all categories year-on-year, including a 6.1 percent decline for styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), a 2.8 percent decline for polybutadiene rubber (BR) and a 2.2 percent decline for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPT)....

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Production Volume of Synthetic Rubber for March Down 11%

The production volume of synthetic rubber for March was 102,196 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 11.7 percent, according to data compiled by the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. This fall-off was consistent across all product types, as SBR production volume was at 23,800 tons, a 25.3 percent decrease; and BR was at 21,791 tons, an 11.2 percent decrease. There...

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