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Malaysia's natural rubber production fell 12.6 percent in September

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysia's natural rubber (NR) production fell 12.6 percent in September 2017 to 52,472 metric tons, from 60,058 metric tons a year earlier, according to the Statistics Department. On a monthly basis, September's NR output dropped 14.1 percent from 61,095 metric tons in August, the department said in a statement. The department said the smallholding sector is the main contributor to NR production, at more than 90 percent of total output. "Average monthly price of latex concentrate and S.M.R. 20 in September 2017 are at 552.31 sen per kilogram and 660.50 sen per kilogram, respectively. The average monthly price of latex concentrate increased by 8.79 sen per kilogram (1.6 percent), from August 2017. Meanwhile, the average monthly price of S.M.R. 20 increased by 16.25 sen per kilogram (2.5 percent). "Exports of NR in September 2017 recorded at 45,144 metric tons, decreased by 18.3 percent from the previous month. Five main destinations of NR exports were China, Germany, Iran, Finland and U.S.A. Meanwhile, domestic consumption of NR in September 2017 decreased by 3.6 percent to 40,254 metric tons from the previous month. And 73.5 percent of domestic consumption was dominated by the rubber glove industry," the department said. In August, NR output rose 2.6 percent and 20.5 percent, respectively, from a year earlier, according to the department. - * Email


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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Call for abstracts issued, registration open for the International Conference on Plastics and Rubber Technology Spring 2018
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Thai farmers demand all board members of Thai Rubber Authority be dismissed

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Falken chosen as OEM for the VW Polo
ChemSpec announces exclusive distribution agreement with M&B GreenUS
USW seeks Labor Secretary’s help in dispute with Korean tire company
Fluoroelastomers market forecast to reach $1.64 billion by 2022
Malaysia's natural rubber production fell 12.6 percent in September

Monday, November 13, 2017
Rubber farmers to protest in Bangkok over falling rubber prices
Global rubber machinery market forecast to reach $5.6 billion by 2021
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TechnoBiz holds Tire Technology training program in Bangkok in December
Songwon Industrial Group releases third quarter results




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