Japan’s Disposable Diaper Production Continues to Grow

According to statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of disposable diapers in February 2017 increased by 9.2% in weight compared to the same month of last year to 72,310 tons. In quantity, production rose by 13.6% to 2,003.06 million sheets.

Disposable diaper production increased for both adults and babies.

The production of disposable diapers for adults grew by 3.3% in weight to 30,136 tons and by 4.8% in quantity to 647.13 million sheets. The pants type grew by 4.6% to 10,947 tons, and the pad/liner type was up 4.0% to 18,464 tons.

The production of disposable diapers for babies (pants type) grew by 13.8% in weight to 42,174 tons and by 18.4% in quantity to 1,355.93 million sheets.

Disposable diaper production during the first two month of this year rose by 6.9% in weight year-on-year to 136,174 tons and by 9.6% in quantity to 3,770.79 million sheets.

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