Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) futures, which set the tone for tyre rubber prices in Southeast Asia, have been down in the doldrums amid worries over demand after hitting a more-than-two-month high of 211.2 yen last week following a fire at a warehouse in China.
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for May delivery finished 0.2 yen higher at 204.2 yen (US$1.80) per kg.
The most-active rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for May delivery fell 35 yuan to finish at 14,080 yuan (US$2,127) per tonne.
(US$1 = 113.4200 yen)
(US$1 = 6.6205 Chinese yuan)