Uncertainty looms over NR market as demand weakens

Article originally published in the Nov/Dec issue of European Rubber Journal

London – After some signs of recovery during early 2017, natural rubber (NR) prices have fallen back as trends around the supply/demand balance move back in favour of buyers.

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), for instance, anticipates that global consumption will grow by a mere 1% to 12,805 million tonnes by the end of this year.

This is in contrast…

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