According to a provisional data released by the Japan Chemical Fibers Association (JCSA), the Japanese production of MMF fibres in June ’20 has fallen by 18.80 per cent on Y-o-Y basis to hit 54,919 tonnes.
The production output in the same month of 2019 was 67,900 tonnes.
Of total output, cellulosic fibres contributed 13,915 tonnes, noting 18.20 per cent yearly increase over June ’19. On the other hand, synthetic fibres fell 26.60 per cent to give 41,004 tonnes of output in June ’20.
The synthetic fibre production in Japan majorly saw decline because of low output of nylon filament, polyester filament, acrylic staple fibre and polyester staple fibres, while, at the same time, production output got increased for polypropylene filament and polypropylene staple fibre.
As far as half-year period (January to June ’20) is concerned, the total production of MMF fibres in Japan decreased 9 per cent to 378,751 tonnes.
The production of cellulosic fibres noted 6.40 per cent growth in 6-month period of 2020 to 91,385 tonnes, while synthetic fibres tumbled 13 per cent to 287,366 tonnes.