Japan rubber used for tyres up 3.1 pct y/y in Aug


TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The amount of rubber used to make tyres in Japan rose 3.1 percent in August from a year earlier to 91,792 tonnes, data from the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers' Association showed on Wednesday. Tyres shipped domestically in August contained a total of 44,024 tonnes of rubber, down 4.2 percent from a year earlier. Exported tyres contained 47,537 tonnes, up 5.2 percent. For the first eight months of 2003, the amount of rubber used to make tyres in Japan rose ...

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