NR supply falls 7.3% in first seven months of 2019

Kuala Lumpur – The world production of natural rubber (NR) fell 7.3% year-on-year to 7.039 million tonnes during the first seven months of 2019, according to the preliminary estimates published by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).

Total product was hit by the outbreak of Pestalotiopsis leaf disease in the rubber producing states, with Indonesia estimating a 15% decline in annual output.

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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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Analysis: India’s limping economy threatens to undermine commodity markets

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Singapore — India’s economy has shifted into lower gear since the country’s general election, posting its slowest growth in six years for the April-June quarter and taking a toll on energy and commodity markets that were already grappling with an ailing automotive sector and a lack of liquidity. Not registered? Receive daily […]

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Michelin raising tire prices for fourth time this year

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) has announced a price increase for the fourth time this year, announcing that it will increase prices up to 4.9% for Michelin, BFGoodrich, Michelin Retread Technologies and Oliver brand truck tire and retread products in the U.S. and Canada.

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Trinseo SR business’ earnings more than halved in second quarter

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BERWYN, Pa.—Lower sales volumes and weak market conditions have contributed to a drop in second quarter earnings within Trinseo’s synthetic rubber unit.

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Vietnam: Rubber exports plummet

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HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam’s rubber exports fell in May due to changing Chinese policies and fears over the US-China trade war, a representative of the Việt Nam Rubber Group (VRG) has said.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in May, rubber exports reached 80,000 tonnes, worth US$116 million, up 6 per cent in volume and 7 per cent in value compared with April. However, those figures were down 26.5 per cent in volume and 26.2 per cent in value year-on-year.

Fortunately, in the first five months of the year, rubber exports reached 495,000 tonnes, worth $673 million, up nearly 12 per cent in volume and 4 per cent in value year on year.

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Global and China Natural Rubber Industry Report, 2019-2025

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In 2018, global natural rubber industry continued remained at low ebb, as a result of economic fundamentals. Global natural rubber price presented a choppy downtrend and repeatedly hit a record low in recent two years, in spite of an uptick in the…

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India – As rubber output dips, tyre-makers ask govt to ease supplies

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Demand-supply gap rises to 45% during first 10 months this fiscal The tyre industry has voiced its concern over the decline in production of natural rubber in the country, as it led to a widening gap between domestic demand and supply. The Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) said that natural rubber consumption has grown by […]

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Federal Tire to raise prices in North America

TORRANCE, Calif. — Federal Tire North America is raising prices on its entire product line by roughly 2.5 percent, effective April 1.

According to Joe Kao, operations manager, the Taiwan-based tire maker, “tried to hold off as long as possible but finally, we had no choice.”

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China Rubber Network: Market Information

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(Translated by Google Translator)

Point 1: Reaffirm the long-term rising logic of natural rubber. The rise of natural rubber lies in the fundamental changes. The emergence of high points on the supply end and the stimulation of the demand side lead to the arrival of natural rubber. With the gradual improvement in fundamentals, we reiterate the logic of natural rubber.

Point 2: The main producing country reduces exports, and the supply turning point may appear. The International Tripartite (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia) Rubber Council reached an agreement …

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