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Special Report: Japanese Exports to China Rise for Some Rubber Products, Fall for Others

Driven by factors such as the U.S.–China trade war, China’s economic slowdown is becoming clearer as of late. And these trade tensions, as well as the related sense of deceleration in domestic Chinese conditions, are now having a visible impact on trade figures. Business conditions for electrical and electronic parts saw a negative trend through to the end of last...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Reports Flat Sales, Moves Forward With Value-Added Products

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has reported 56.48 billion yen ($504 million) in sales for its belt business for the fiscal year ending March 2017, down 1.7 percent from a year prior. The company forecasts no domestic sales growth for its belt business for the current fiscal year. A decline of domestic farms and agricultural equipment retailers has led to shrinking...

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Belt Production Decreases for Eighth Straight Month

Production volume for rubber belts in April was down 4 percent year on year, marking eight straight months of such decreases. Meanwhile, year-on-year exports for that month were up by 3 percent, although a cooling domestic market led to a 6 percent decline in Japan. Figures for each belt category released by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association indicate that production...

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