Tokyo — Year-to-date polyurethane production in Japan in the year to September 2017 was 145kT, up 11.4% on the 2016 period, according to figures from Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Month on month, Japan produced 11.3 kT flexible foam in September 2017 compared with 11 kT in August 2016. In terms of rigid foam, Japan produced 7 kT in September 2017 compared with 5.2 kT in the same month in 2016. This is the 23 rd straight month that production has increased in the country, according MITI.
There is a two-month gap between the end of the reporting period and the information being published by MITI.