Japan

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes MarketAfter a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japanese metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. reported steep drops in operating ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japan consumed 111,525 kiloliters of finished lubricants in January, a 13% decrease from 128,237 kL in January 2020, acc ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported higher profits, and Japan’s KH Neochem Co. posted declines in operating profit ...

Additive

Japan Demand Fell in 2020

Lube Report Asia - February 12, 2021

Japan consumed 1.4 million kiloliters of finished lubricants in 2020, down 13% from 1.6 million kL in 2019, according to ...

Japan Auto Sales Fell in 2020

Japan Auto Sales Fell in 2020

Lube Report Asia - January 29, 2021

New vehicle sales in Japan fell 12% in 2020 to 4.6 million units, according to the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Ass ...

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from Nove ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Japanese industry has a reputation for being dominated by large domestic companies, but in the past few years, shares of ...

Lube Consumption Up in Japan

Lube Consumption Up in Japan

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

Japan consumed 133,229 kiloliters of finished lubricants in October, up 17% from October 2019, according to data release ...

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance mat ...

Additive

Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced last week that it has finished building a plant that will make synthetic hydrocarbon flu ...

Sanyo Chemical Plant Delayed

Sanyo Chemical Plant Delayed

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Japan’s Sanyo Chemical Industries delayed until early next year the start of operations at its new viscosity index imp ...