Japan rubber used in tyres up 0.3 pct yr/yr in Jan


TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The amount of rubber used to make tyres in Japan rose 0.3 percent in January from a year earlier to 92,664 tonnes, data released by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers' Association showed on Friday. "Demand is supported by sales of new trucks as owners try to cope with the new domestic gas fume restrictions," an association official said. "Tyre demand has been strong in recent months, probably backed by bright signs in the economy," he added. Data last week ...

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