Sentiments seem to be sanguine in the major overseas natural rubber market on Wednesday. Stretching previous day’s gains, TOCOM rubber futures hit a four month high tracking gains in crude oil and SHFE rubber futures. However, central bank meeting of Japan and the US weighed on.
In the Indian market, RSS4 grade rubber traded rather firm in spot as well as futures market on Tuesday. Amidst positive cues from the major overseas market, scanty supplies and improved demand propped up natural rubber prices.
India’s natural rubber production rose 11 percent in July from a year ago to 52,000 tonnes the Rubber Board said in a statement.The country’s imports in the month fell to 41157 tonnes from 41917 tonnes, while consumption jumped 4.3 percent to 83400 tonnes on year on year basis.
The International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), a grouping of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, will trim exports by an additional 85,000 tonnes from September to December this year, an Indonesian rubber industry official said.
Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman convened a meeting of the Members of Parliament from the rubber growing states and the stakeholder representatives in Delhi on 22 August 2016.
The Minister directed Rubber Board to estimate state-wise cost of production of rubber at the earliest. On the issue of pending planting subsidy, it was confirmed in the meeting that additional funds for Rubber Board will be sought from Ministry of Finance through second supplementary Demand for Grant.
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