Analysis: Can NR move from current surplus to future shortage?

Natural rubber expert and editor of The Rubber Economist, Prachaya Jumpasut looks into supply of NR in the long-term as urbanisation and development in rubber-producing countries impact opportunity costs. Article originally published in the September issue of The Rubber Economist:

JumpasutNatural rubber (NR) surplus returned to the picture again last year, making it a constant major threat amid growing global production capacity.

The sharp increase in the NR acreage has no doubt contributed to the increase in global rubber…

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