Category: Pan-Asia

South and East Asia rubber news

Grim outlook for tyre makers in China

IN China, rubber prices went unstable down from US$4,125 per tonne in mid-February up to US$6,823 per tonne. This has caused net profits to dip by as much as 23.54%, according to the latest release from listed tyre companies including…

Rubber tree propagation gains popularity

PHILIPPINES – Rubber tree planting is now becoming popular in many provinces in Mindanao, particularly in the Central Mindanao region as evidenced by rows of rubber trees lining the roads of the areas. It has been observed that the provinces…

India NR, SR output rises

KOTTAYAM, India — Natural (NR) and synthetic rubber (SR) production increased in the final months of 2011 in India, according to a report from the India Rubber Board. NR output grew 3.7% to 106,800 metric tonnes in December compared with…

High-yield rubber to the fore

LONG PELUAN -High-yield rubber cultivation scheme under Rural Transformation Programme is expected to be the socio-economic transformer for the rural communities in Long Peluan and Long Beruang in Baram. Launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently, the…

SRIB denies allegation of unfair rubber prices

KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah Rubber Industry Board (SRIB) has refuted allegation by the representative of the rubber smallholders association that rubber prices paid to smallholders in the state were not reasonable. SRIB general manager Datuk Harris Mathews recently said…