Tokyo — Polyurethane production in Japan fell by 12.4% in July 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.
This is the 11th straight month of production falls in Japan. However, July represents the second consecutive month of a rebound, from a drop of 44.4% year-on-year in April.
The figures come from Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
In total, Japan produced 16.3 kT of polyurethane in July 2020. This compares with 18.65 kT in July 2019, a fall in production of 2320 tonne.
The country produced 10.3 kT of flexible foam in July 2020, down 1,908 tonne in July 2019. The figures for rigid foam are 6.1 kT in July 2020, and 6.5 kT in the same month in 2019.