Singapore - Japan's output of aluminium diecasting products in January rose 8% to 91,078 mt, compared with a year ago, the Japan Die Casting Association said last week.
The increase was driven by continued strong demand from the automotive sector, which accounted for over 84% of total demand, the data showed.
Output of aluminium diecasting products for the automotive sector was 76,804 mt in January, up 9.4% from the previous year. Output of diecasting products was 4,900 mt for general machinery, down 1.5%; 3,783 mt for two-wheeled motor vehicles, down 7.8%; 2,541 mt for electric machinery, up 18.4%; and 3,125 mt for other applications, up 5%.
The production data includes the output of over 100 diecasters in Japan.