Spot rubber closed unchanged on Monday. RSS 4 continued to rule steady at ₹125 a kg, consecutively for the eighth day, as reported by the traders and the Rubber Board. According to observers there were no fresh enquiries from the tyre sector and they seemed to be comfortable with the imports.
February futures improved to ₹127.03 (126.24) on the Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX). RSS 3 (spot) firmed up to ₹117.10 (115.13) at Bangkok. January futures flared up to ₹130.76 (126.78) on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). Spot rubber rates (₹/kg) were: RSS-4: 125 (125); RSS-5: 120.50 (120.50); ISNR 20: 117 (117) and Latex (60% drc): 87 (87).