Malaysia’s NR production continues steep fall

ERJ staff report (DS)

Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia’s output of natural rubber continued its steep decline into February. The country saw volumes decline by over a third compared to the same month in 2008. Much of this was down to a strong decline in demand from China in the period from December to February.

Production of natural rubber (NR) in February 2009 was recorded at 72,732 tonnes, down by 36.8 percent on the volume produced in February 2008, but just 0.9 percent down on January…

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