NR markets finish 2017 with a whimper

London – Natural rubber (NR) prices remained weak in the final month of 2017, despite some signs of recovery just prior to the new year.

On the Shanghai Futures Exchange, prices for RU1805 – the most heavily traded NR future –  stood at Yuan14,105/tonne on 29 Dec.

This was significantly lower the Yuan14,525/tonne recorded at the beginning of the last month.

On TOCOM, back-month prices for RSS3 materials eased back to ¥206.7/kg on 29 Dec,…

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