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Japan’s Nov SBR output rises 11% from Oct, BR output surges 30%

Japan’s production of styrene butadiene rubber stood at 47,400 mt in November, up 11% from October and up 33% year on year, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association said Thursday.

The country’s butadiene rubber output totaled 27,300 mt in November, up 30% from October and up 31% from a year ago, the data showed.

Synthetic rubber typically accounts for 27% of the composition of a tire used in passenger vehicles, while natural rubber makes up about 14%.

Source: platts.com

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