Kuala Lumpur--With rubber prices holding steady and above $1/kg for three consecutive years, malysia's smallholders are continuing to tap their trees and make money on the crop. Production in October 2004 was by 5 percent on the previous October, and China continued to dominate export sales.
Separately, Mardec Bhd is increasing its own processing capacity for rubber to 400 000 tonnes per year by 2007. The organisation currently has capcity for 280 kt.
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