Global NR demand set to fall in 2020

Kuala Lumpur – The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) expects the world consumption of natural rubber to fall 1.5% this year, after a sharp decline in demand in the first quarter.

In its monthly trends update published 30 March, the ANRPC said it estimated the global consumption to drop to 13.53 million tonnes for the whole year, down from the an earlier estimate of 1.2% growth in February.

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Ivory Coast’s rubber output jumps 25% in 2019

Ivory Coast is Africa’s top natural rubber exporter and the seventh largest producer in the world. New plantations have proliferated as farmers switch from cocoa to rubber in search of more stable incomes.

Akpangni Attobra, APROMAC’s general secretary, told Reuters on Wednesday that output will keep rising and should reach 950,000 tonnes in 2021.

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Rubber long and short double washing rises unchanged

The main reason for the stagnation of rubber prices is that the contradiction between supply and demand is not sharp enough to make prices soar. The current price level basically reflects the favorable factors in the early stage. The drought has lasted for a long time, and it has not been raining in central and […]

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It is not easy to lift the bottom of the rubber out of the mud

Although the price of rubber prices is not easy to rise, the bottom may rise: the supply and demand structure in 2020 has not yet undergone a substantial change, and it is not easy for a sustained offensive increase. But the bottom may rise upwards: previously seen bottom opportunities may be difficult to see.

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Thailand aims to reduce rubber plantations, ramp up value of exports

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet has approved a 20-year plan to slash rubber plantations by 21% nationwide and increase the value of rubber exports by more than threefold, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

 

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ITRC moots exports curbs, again

The International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) is planning another exports control to stabilise rubber prices, a Reuters report said. The council includes Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The ITRC said 2019 rubber production was expected to fall by 800,000 tonnes due to an outbreak of the Pestalotiopsis fungal disease, erratic weather conditions and sluggish tapping activities after a prolonged spell of low prices.

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Rubber Market to Reach USD 60.38 Billion by 2026; Ongoing Technological Advancements to Propel Growth, Says Fortune Business Insights

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PUNE, India, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The global Rubber Market is anticipated to gain impetus from a rise in the demand from tire and non-tire automotive parts sector. This information is published in a report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Rubber Market Size, Share &…

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Natural rubber output falls in half-year; demand up slightly

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The world supply of natural rubber fell 8.3% to 5.85 million metric tons during the first half of 2019 versus the same 2018 period, according to figures released by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.

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Smithers Adds Tire & Wheel Business Development Manager

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Smithers has announced the addition of Mark Shackelford as business development manager of tire and wheel for North America as part of the Smithers Materials Science and Engineering division.

Shackelford is responsible for business development efforts for the tire and wheel industry, connecting clients to tire, wheel and snow traction testing, the Smithers Tire Analysis Report and technical consulting. He will work closely with Smithers laboratory operations managers and subject matter experts.

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Sustainable natural rubber a big goal for industry

FAIRLAWN, Ohio—The natural rubber latex industry is taking steps toward sustainability, but it’s important to remember that the process has just begun.

That was the message from Whitney Luckett, founding president of Southland Rubber USA—which produces 200,000 metric tons of latex annually throughout its six manufacturing sites—at the 2019 International Latex Conference, held recently in Fairlawn, Ohio.

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