Sri Trang: Buyers beware of under-the-weather rubber tappers!

Bangkok – The continuing slump in natural rubber (NR) prices could be storing up problems for buyers further down the line, according to Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Co Ltd.

“Rubber farmers are demoralised by the low NR prices and reduce tapping activities. All of this could conceivably lead to a shortage of labour and, eventually, a shortage of NR supply,” the Thai group warned in a second-quarter results announcement.

The past few months have seen a rally of NR prices from lows in the first-quarter, said Sri…

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