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Thailand takes hatchet to rubber trees in plan to cut output...

BANGKOK • Thailand, the world’s largest rubber exporter, plans to cut production by a third over the next five years in an attempt to lift...

Tyre firms roll back prices, hope to liquidate inventory

Chennai: On the back of softening natural rubber prices coupled with lower crude oil prices, tyre companies reduced prices by 2-5% over the past...

Indonesia: Overcapacity in crumb rubber

The Indonesian Rubber Producers Association (Gapkindo) has urged the government to review its plan to open the crumb rubber industry to foreign investors because...

Malaysia: Encourage use of local rubber with incentives

MALAYSIA’S economic outlook in 2019 is expected to remain challenging. Even though the country has became one of the largest producers of commodities in...

OUTLOOK ‘19: Europe SBR hopes for export rebound in 2019 amid...

LONDON (ICIS)--European styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) growth in 2019 is  expected flat or limited despite numerous downstream investments in central Europe. Hopes for growth, however,...

Philippines: Upgrade needed to make rubber sector competitive

The country needs to upgrade its current rubber operations to make these competitive in the natural rubber global value chain (GVC), a policy brief...