NR prices jump 50 percent in a month

ERJ staff report (DS)

Tokyo — Prices of natural rubber in Tokyo have been rising steadily over the holiday season, closing at over Yen150 ($1.61) / kg, with longer-dated contracts priced higher.

In Singapore, prices followed a similar trend, with RSS3 closing at around $1.60/kg, up from just $1.02 on 12 December.

The Shanghai Futures Exchange will reportedly suspend trading in rubber on Wednesday following the sustained price rises.

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