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Activities of the Statistics Working Group (Year 2017)

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Compiled the statistical data for shipping quantity of carbon fiber in year 2017 and released the summary sheet to the public.

Shipping quantity in year 2017

Carbon fiber shipping quantity from the manufacturers in Japan was 20,760 metric tons showing 3.1% up against that in the previous year. Both results for the 1st and 2nd half show the increase compared to the same periods in 2017.
Annual Growth Rates over the past five years are as follows.

Shipment growth rate

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Annual Growth Rate (%) 14.1 7.3 7.3 -2.6 3.1

Shipment quantity (tons/year)

Shipping trend of Carbon Fiber for each application

In 2017, domestic shipment increased by 6.8% from the previous year due to increase for aerospace applications, sports and industrial applications.
Total export quantity increased by 2.1% from the previous year, although steady of export for industrial applications but increased sports applications.
The export ratio recorded 78.0% by 0.7 points of decrease to that of last year.