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Activities of the Statistics Working Group (Year 2016)

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Compiled the statistical data for shipping quantity of carbon fiber in year 2016 and released the summary sheet to the public.

Shipping quantity in year 2016

Carbon fiber shipping quantity from the manufacturers in Japan was 20,140 metric tons showing 7.7% down against that in the previous year. Both results for the 1st and 2nd half show the decrease compared to the same periods in 2016. Annual Growth Rates over the past five years are as follows.

Shipment growth rate

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Annual Growth Rate (%) -7.7 14.1 7.3 7.3 -2.6

Shipment quantity (tons/year)

Shipping trend of Carbon Fiber for each application

In 2016, domestic shipment decreased by 4.1% from the previous year due to decrease for sports and industrial applications and the steady of aerospace applications. Total export quantity decreased by 2.2% from the previous year, although export for industrial applications increased by 5.5% but aerospace and sports applications decreased. The export ratio recorded 78.7% by 0.3 points of increase to that of last year.