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India retracts promised National Rubber Policy

May 8, 2017
India retracts promised National Rubber Policy

India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industries has taken back its promise of declaring a National Rubber Policy, refusing to make an exception for rubber alone among the other commercial crops. The expert committee that studied the need for a policy…

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India’s RSDC, BSA Crescent University tie up for rubber tech programmes

May 5, 2017
India’s RSDC, BSA Crescent University tie up for rubber tech programmes

Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), India’s rubber skill sector council, is teaming up with B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University in Chennai to help bridge the skill gaps in the fast growing rubber and tyre sector in the country. The partnership…

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Thailand’s NRPC extends loan programme to stabilise rubber industry

April 26, 2017
Thailand’s NRPC extends loan programme to stabilise rubber industry

Thailand’s Natural Rubber Policy Committee (NRPC) is extending a 1-billion Baht loan programme for another year to stabilise the rubber industry. The Natural Rubber Policy Committee meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, has agreed to give rubber farmers…

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India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

April 21, 2017
India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

Natural rubber (NR) exports from India jumped to 20,030 tonnes during the last fiscal year, marking the highest level in four years. After touching 30,594 tonnes in 2012-13, the exports had progressively dropped every year owing to the relative low…

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Tyre sales in India to grow 10-11% in FY2017-18, CARE Ratings report says

April 14, 2017
Tyre sales in India to grow 10-11% in FY2017-18, CARE Ratings report says

The growth in India’s automobile industry and the improvements in the replacement cycle will result to around a 10-11% growth in tyre sales in the country in FY2017-18, according to a CARE Ratings report. Tyre demand is directly proportional to…

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Thailand’s first automotive, tyre testing centre to be completed by 2018

April 5, 2017
Thailand’s first automotive, tyre testing centre to be completed by 2018

Thailand’s first automotive and tyre testing centre that follows global standards is set to be completed and ready for operations by 2018. “The first phase of the testing centre should be ready for Thai car and tyre makers in 2018.…

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Malaysia’s Top Glove, Japan’s Fimatec to create rubber reinforcing agent JV

March 29, 2017
Malaysia’s Top Glove, Japan’s Fimatec to create rubber reinforcing agent JV

The world’s largest glove maker by capacity, Malaysia’s Top Glove Corporation, is teaming up with Japan’s Fimatec to create a joint venture that will produce rubber reinforcing agent used in manufacturing gloves. The companies will establish a joint venture that…

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Wacker opens international training centre in Japan for silicone solutions

March 29, 2017
Wacker opens international training centre in Japan for silicone solutions

German chemicals company Wacker Chemie AG has opened a new Wacker Academy international training centre for silicone solutions and applications located in Tsukuba, near Tokyo, Japan, strengthening its presence in the country. The centre primarily offers seminars on silicone products…

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Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

March 22, 2017
Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

Tyre manufacturers in India are looking to Southeast Asian natural rubber producers for supply as demand for the commodity increases in the country amidst a slowdown in domestic production, according to industry officials. The country’s rubber industry is also expected to…

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US imposes anti-dumping import duties on ESBR from South Korea

February 22, 2017
US imposes anti-dumping import duties on ESBR from South Korea

The US Department of Commerce will impose anti-dumping import duties on emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) from South Korea following its decision last month to impose anti-dumping duties on dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from South Korea as well. The preliminary determination…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 14, November 2017)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


Source: India Rubber Board

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