Japan Polypropylene Industry – Relied on Automotive Sector for Swift Recovery

Pages: 6 Published: January 01, 2012 Report Code: GDCH0036VPT

The automotive sector and polypropylene industry in Japan were hugely affected by the tsunami disaster in March 2011. However, the automotive sector has recovered quickly, taking advantage of swift reconstruction efforts to improve infrastructure facilities in the country. This in turn has helped the polypropylene industry, highly dependent on the automotive sector, to recover from the disaster. The Japanese automotive industry not only caters to the domestic demand but also to the huge export markets. Its magnitude makes it all the more important for associated industries, including the polypropylene industry. The polypropylene industry saw 39% of demand stemming from the automotive sector in 2011. Polypropylene production improved along with automotive production by May 2011, and with the latter showing a positive trend since then and expected to regain 2010 production level in the coming months, this industry will continue to be an important driver for polypropylene demand.

Scope

Analyses the increase in polypropylene demand owing to swift recovery of Japan Automotive industry

Analyses the production scenario of polypropylene in Japan

Analyses the growth trend of automotive production in Japan

Reasons to Buy

Understand the Japan polypropylene market growth trend and it's dependence on automotive industry

Formulate strategies based on the current trends in the industry

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 Summary 1

3 Resumption in Automotive Production Brought the Polypropylene Industry to Pre-Tsunami Levels 1

3.1 Automotive Sector is Essential for the Growth of the Polypropylene Industry in Japan 1

3.1.1 Polypropylene Finds Extensive Applications in Automotive Parts 1

3.1.2 The Automotive Sector is the Largest End-Use Sector for Polypropylene in Japan 2

3.2 Tsunami Had Devastating Impact on the Polypropylene and Automotive Sectors in Japan 3

3.3 The Japanese Automotive Production Reached Pre-Tsunami Levels Six Months after Tsunami and is Heading for Further Growth 3

3.4 Increase in Automotive Production Facilitated the Recovery of Polypropylene Industry 4

3.5 The Japanese Automotive Production is Expected to Increase Further as the Industry Regains its Strength 4

3.6 Conclusion 5

4 Appendix 5

4.1 Methodology 5

4.1.1 Coverage 5

4.1.2 Secondary Research 5

4.1.3 Primary Research 5

4.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 6

4.2 Contact Us 6

4.3 Disclaimer 6

1.1

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: The Japanese Polypropylene Industry, Demand by End Use, %, 2011 2

Table 2: Automotive Industry, Japan, Production, Thousand Units, Jan-Nov, 2011 3

Table 3: Polypropylene and Automotive Industries, Japan, Polypropylene Production (MMt) and Automotive Production (Thousand Units), Jan-Nov, 2011 4

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Polypropylene Usage in Lightweight Vehicles 2

Figure 2: Polypropylene Usage in Heavyweight Vehicles 2

Figure 3: The Japanese Polypropylene Industry, Demand by End Use, (%), 2011 2

Figure 4: Automotive Industry, Japan, Production, Thousand Units, Jan-Nov, 2011 3

Figure 5: Polypropylene and Automotive Industries, Japan, Polypropylene Production (MMt) and Automotive Production (Thousand Units), Jan-Nov, 2011 4

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