Malaysian NR production up in February

ERJ staff report (DS)

Kuala Lumpur — Production of natural rubber (NR) in Malaysia increased by 12.9 percent in February 2011 compared to the year-earlier figure. Total production of natural rubber in the month was 91,449 tonnes, down by 17,176 tonnes (-15.8 percent) on the January figure.

In February 2011, total exports of NR registered a reduction of 8,505 tonnes (-10.9 percent) to 69,638 tonnes compared to January 2011. However, year-on-year, exports increased by 4,342 tonnes (+6.6 percent). The main type of rubber exported was again…

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