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