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Big drop in natural rubber output seen in 2019 2019-12-10

Top natural rubber producers Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia forecast an 800,000-tonne drop in output this year, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), which represents the three, said on Wednesday. The lower estimate comes amid concerns about fungal disease spreading through plantations in the three...

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Fungal disease damaging southern rubber plantations 2019-12-10

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry is trying to limit the spread of a fungal disease that has damaged rubber trees in four southern provinces. More than 330,000 rai of rubber in Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani and Trang have been ravaged by Pestalotiopsis leaf fall disease since it was detected in September. The...

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World natural rubber supply falls 8.3% in first half 2019-11-19

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The world supply of natural rubber fell 8.3 percent to nearly 5.9 million metric tons during the first half of 2019, on a year-to-year basis, according to figures released by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Global demand for the commodity rose 0.8 percent to 6.933...

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RUBBERMARKET INFO WEEK 41 2019-10-17

The expected correction after the sharp drop on the futures markets a week ago was not spectacular, but step by step the market has indeed come up again. In general, a rise of 4%.   Physical prices have actually dropped significantly less than the futures markets would indicate and that hasn’t changed and...

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Rubber falls 15% on low demand 2019-10-16

By Krishna Kumar   With local prices rising and rubber becoming cheaper globally, the tyre industry imported large quantities taking advantage of the situation. Plummeting demand and rising production in the past few months have triggered a 15 per cent fall in natural rubber prices since September and the...

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Giant Chinese Rubber Trader Halts Deals, Sparking Price Rout 2019-10-11

Rubber prices spiraled lower across Asia this week on news that a major state-owned trader in China, the top consuming country, has ceased all physical trading of the commodity used in car and truck tires.     Cash prices in Thailand have plunged to their lowest since 2016, while futures traded in Tokyo are...

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Rubber plunges on Chinese trader's exit 2019-10-11

Rubber prices spiralled lower across Asia this week on news that a major state-owned trader in China, the top consuming country, has ceased all physical trading of the commodity. Cash prices in Thailand have plunged to their lowest since 2016, while futures traded in Tokyo are on course for their worst week since early...

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IPG scheme helps smallholders tide over falling rubber prices 2019-10-10

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) scheme ensures that the farm-gate rubber price for smallholders will not be affected by the decline in world market prices, the Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) said. It said the government is concerned over the current situation of rubber prices and will continue to...

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