Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are considering
cutting rubber exports by 10-15 percent to curb falling prices, according to
Malaysia’s Bernama news agency.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Mah Siew Keong said on July 17
that the International Tripartite Rubber Council, comprising Malaysia,
Indonesia and Thailand, would meet in Bangkok, Thailand, on
September 15 to discuss measures to stabilise rubber prices.
said a draft memorandum on the rubberised road between Malaysia, Indonesia and
Thailand would be prepared at the meeting to increase demand and usage of
underlined the need to look after the interests of 450,000 rubber smallholders
and ensure that rubber prices remain stable.
examples, he said the SMR 20 rubber prices in Malaysia dropped from 957RM (about
223 USD) per kg in January to about 626 RM per kg in July this
fluctuation of rubber prices was due to the declining demand for the commodity,
especially from China, Mah said.-VNA