Japan is one of the largest producers of plastics in the world. With production at 11.02 million tons and total shipments at 13 trillion yen, the plastics industry takes up a significant share in the manufacturing landscape of Japan. The most produced goods were plastic films and sheets, followed by containers and parts for machine tools. Japan also produces a large share of the global plastic waste. The Chinese and Southeast Asian bans on plastic waste imports have shifted Japan’s strategy towards the development of environmentally sustainable alternatives to generic plastics and the renewed focus on developing high-grade materials for machinery applications.
What are the main trends and characteristics of the Japanese market for plastics products and components? Japan as an advanced industrial country uses plastics products and components in a wide range
This website and related activities are managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, a joint venture between the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government's Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).
No less than 300 web pages with up-to-date information on Japan, more than 170 reports available as well as a lot of detailed information on the Japanese business culture.