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Southeast Asia's Rubber Farmers Hope for Rebound

A decrease in rubber imports by China and other countries is being partly blamed for a crisis in Southeast Asia's rubber industry. Prices have been falling below production costs. For rubber farmers in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia - who supply two-thirds of the $36 billion annual market - this has been when their crop hit a dead bounce. “They are suffering from too-low prices below cost of production because of the underprice from rubber futures or rubber exchanges,” explains...

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