Japan

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan dipped 1%, while production jumped by nearly 60% in May, compared to the same m ...

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Cosmo Energy Holdings Co. announced recently that its Carboneut-brand 10W-30 diesel engine oil became the first engine o ...

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Raw material prices were a common theme in the earnings of Japan’s KH Neochem and Yushiro Chemical for the quarter end ...

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Japan’s lubricants production and domestic lubricant demand both surged by almost 50% in April, compared to the same m ...

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Japan’s production and exports of lubricants both remained steady throughout the first quarter of this year, while dom ...

Sales Climb for Moresco

Sales Climb for Moresco

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant maker Moresco Corp. reported higher sales for its fiscal year that ended in February for sp ...

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Lube Report Asia - April 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan edged down 1% to 127,473 kiloliters in February, from 128,987 kL in the same mo ...

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Totachi JV Expands in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Shell has vowed to close its lubricant business along with other operations in Russia to protest that country’s invasi ...

Japan Demand Fell in January

Japan Demand Fell in January

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2022

Japan’s January lube consumption slid to 104,243 kiloliters (93,700 metric tons), down 7% from 111,525 kL in the same ...

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2022

Japan’s KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment, which includes refrigeration lubricant raw materials, and me ...

Japan Demand Rebounded in 2021

Japan Demand Rebounded in 2021

Lube Report Asia - February 4, 2022

Japan consumed 1.5 million kiloliters (1.3 million metric tons) of finished lubricants in 2021, a 4% increase from 2020 ...

Eneos to Close Two Base Oil Plants

Eneos to Close Two Base Oil Plants

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Eneos Corp., said this week that it will close its refinery in Wakayama, Japan – which includes a base oil plant – b ...

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Moresco Specialty Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of specialty lubricants and slightly highe ...

Japan Auto Sales Remain Behind 2019

Japan Auto Sales Remain Behind 2019

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

Domestic vehicles sales in Japan last year were down slightly from 2020 and remained well behind 2019, according to data ...

Japan Demand Fell in November

Japan Demand Fell in November

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand dropped by more than 10% in November, compared to the same month last year, but was ...

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

The board of directors of Japan’s KH Neochem Co. decided on Dec. 27 to invest ¥9.5 billion at its manufacturing plant ...

Japan Demand Fell in October

Japan Demand Fell in October

Lube Report Asia - December 3, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand tumbled in October, as consumption volume fell by 20% compared to the same month las ...