Japan rubber used in tyres up 1.7 pct y/y in March


TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) - The amount of rubber used to make tyres in Japan rose 1.7 percent in March from a year earlier to 112,828 tonnes, data released by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers' Association showed on Friday. Tyres shipped domestically in March used 56,270 tonnes of rubber, up 6.8 percent from a year earlier. Rubber used in exported tyres amounted to 60,360 tonnes, up 8.4 percent. "Domestic demand, as well as demand for exports, is very strong, with companies running ...

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