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Activities of the Statistics Working Group (Year 2018)

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Compiled the statistical data for shipping quantity of carbon fiber in year 2018 and released the summary sheet to the public.

Shipping quantity in year 2018

Carbon fiber shipping quantity from the manufacturers in Japan was 24,755 metric tons showing 19.2% up against that in the previous year. Both results for the 1st and 2nd half show the increase compared to the same periods in 2018.
Annual Growth Rates over the past five years are as follows.

Shipment growth rate

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Annual Growth Rate (%) 7.3 7.3 -2.6 3.1 19.2

Shipment quantity (tons/year)

Shipping trend of Carbon Fiber for each application

In 2018, domestic shipment increased by9.3% from the previous year due to increase for aerospace and industrial applications.
Total export quantity increased by 22.1% from the previous year, due to increase export for industrial, aerospace and sports applications.

The export ratio recorded 79.8% by 1.8 points of increase to that of last year.