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Japanese man-made fibre output climbs in 2011
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Feb '12
Japan's production of man-made fibres (MMF) grew by 2.3 percent year-on-year to 1.021 million tons in 2011, according to a report by the Japan Chemical Fibres Association.

The production of synthetic fibres rose by 3 percent y-o-y to 854,452 tons, while the output of cellulosic fibre dipped by 1 percent to 166,989 tons.

Among synthetic fibres, the production of acrylic staple fibre rose the highest by 7.1 percent y-o-y to 151,559 tons, while nylon filament production grew by 2.2 percent to 95,038 tons.

Polypropylene filament and staple fibre filament production increased to 67,832 tons and 52,902 tons respectively, during the year.

In 2011, there was a 4.1 percent decline in production of polyester filament, which decreased to 180,772 tons. Polyester staple fibre production too witnessed a dip of 0.8 percent to 157,125 tons.

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