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Activities of the Statistics Working Group (Year 2019)

Main Activities

The statistics working group collected data about the quantities of carbon fibers shipped from Japan in 2020, and released the summary to the public.

Shipping quantity

In 2020, the quantities of carbon fibers shipped from Japan were 20,645 metric tons (17.0% down from the previous year), which was the first decrease in the last four years. The following figure shows the annual growth rates in the last five years. The shipments in the first and second half of 2020 showed decreases from the previous year.

Shipment growth rate

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Annual Growth Rate (%) -2.6 3.1 19.2 0.5 -17.0

Shipment quantity (tons/year)

Breakdown

In 2020, domestic shipments and export of carbon fibers decreased by 22.8% and 15.6% from the previous year, respectively. The aerospace application shows a large decrease. The export account for 81.5%, which is 1.4 percentage points higher than the previous year.