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India Rubber output drops in August amidst falling prices

Commodity Online - 9/18/2014 4:35:40 AM
KOTTAYAM, INDIA(Commodity Online): At a time when rubber prices are witnessing a sharp fall, India has reported a drop in its output in August. The provisional data released by India Rubber Board states the country has witnessed a drop of 26% in August.

UPDATE 1-Asia Rubber-China buys after drop in stocks; price outlook still uncertain

Reuters - 9/18/2014 4:35:40 AM
SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Tyre makers from China purchased several rubber cargoes this week following a drop in inventories in Qingdao port, while some Indonesian exporters were reluctant to offer the commodity as prices held near five-year lows ...

Growers worried over fall in price of natural rubber

ET - 9/18/2014 6:15:53 AM
Thiruvananthapuram: The persistent fall in the price of natural rubber has caused concern among rubber farmers in Kerala, which accounts for more than 94 per cent of the commodity's total production in the country. Rubber price, which ruled around Rs 220 ...

Rubber Poised to Rise as Prices at 5-Year Low Cut Output

Bloomberg - 9/16/2014 3:12:08 AM
Lower rubber prices are boosting earnings of tire makers including Bridgestone ... Rubber is the biggest loser among major commodities this year. Futures on the Tocom plunged 31 percent this year to settle at 190.2 yen on Sept. 12. That’s more than ...

Tale of two commodities—rubber and palm oil

Daily Mirror - 9/16/2014 6:11:05 AM
Prices of palm oil and rubber have fallen to five-year lows on abundant supply ... From government bodies to commodity traders, it was hard to reach a consensus on how the palm oil industry would perform going forth. Growing supply from Indonesia due ...

Rubber prices to fall further on poor demand from tyre sector and falling overseas market

Business Today - 9/10/2014 6:03:53 AM
Rubber price is coming under pressure both in the domestic and international markets. On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchanges (NCDEX) rubber declined 17.5% to Rs 12,380 per quintal on September 9 against Rs 15,010 per quintal on May 26.

Thai govt meets rubber farmers amid talk of impending protests

Channel News Asia - 9/15/2014 12:45:59 PM
BANGKOK: Thailand's agriculture ministry on Monday (Sep 15) held talks with rubber farmers who have threatened to launch protests over the falling prices of their commodity. The farmers had demanded that the government take measures to stop a slump in ...

China buys rubber as inventories drop, price outlook still uncertain

The Global Times - 9/18/2014 3:48:32 PM
Tire makers from China purchased several rubber cargoes this week following a drop in inventories in Qing­dao Port, while some Indonesian exporters were reluctant to offer the commodity as prices held near five-year lows, dealers said on Thursday.

RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session- Sep 17

Yahoo Finance - 9/17/2014 4:04:02 PM
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange launched a new trading platform on May 7 and added a night session between 0800 GMT and 1400 GMT. For rubber, the evening session is 0800-1000 GMT. * For previous rubber reports, click on For morning and afternoon prices at ...

Shares of tyre companies surge upto 9% as rubber prices fall, auto sales pick up

Economic Times - 9/9/2014 6:19:23 AM
The rubber prices have been on a steady decline in line with other soft commodities. The prices are at four-year low and quoting at Rs 126 per kg. According to analysts, the reason for sharp decline in prices has been due to cheaper imports. According to ...

Which tyre cos to gain most from weak rubber prices?

Money Control - 9/10/2014 7:25:37 PM
Domestic rubber supplies would have ebbed in the monsoon season ... Thus, tyre makers are in a unique sweet spot as commodity prices, unlike historically, are reducing without a demand collapse. Hence, this is providing companies opportunities to focus ...

Rubber production slumps 26% in August

The Economic Times - 9/12/2014 7:13:06 AM
KOCHI: As natural rubber prices continue to go south in tandem with the global trend, the production of the commodity in the country has slumped 26% despite 4% rise in consumption in August, 2014. The rubber prices have already slid 5% this month to Rs 121 ...

Tokyo futures end lower after weak China data

Business Recorder - 9/18/2014 5:57:23 PM
The benchmark rubber contract on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM ... but TOCOM was dragged lower after data showed China's new home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market.

Asia Softs-Tokyo rubber holds near 5-year low; outlook depressed

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - 9/15/2014 5:50:48 AM
The most active rubber contract on Tokyo Commodity Exchange rose 2.3 yen to settle at ... as differentials and futures usually move in opposite directions. "Raw sugar prices have been savaged over the past few weeks, with a complete capitulation last ...

Rubber growers facing a crisis

The Hindu - 9/14/2014 6:23:36 PM
Rubber growers in the State are facing an unprecedented crisis due to the steady fall in the price and production of the once lucrative commodity, hitting hard Kerala’s agrarian economy. The commodity that fetched up to Rs. 240 a kg in 2012 has been ...