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NR Prices witness a three year high due to supply disruption from Thailand.

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Posted: January 31, 2017 at 9:57 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Prices of natural rubber in India jumped to a three-year high on Monday on thin supplies and tracking gains in overseas markets due to supply disruptions in top producer Thailand, dealers said.

The rally in prices might increase the raw material costs for tyre makers, thereby, putting pressure on their profitability, as natural rubber makes up more than 40 percent of the cost of a tyre.

The spot price of the most-traded RSS-4 rubber (ribbed, smoked sheet) in Kottayam in the top producing southern state of Kerala jumped by 600 rupees to 16,200 rupees ($238.31) per 100 kg, the highest since January 2014.

Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures jumped 6.1 percent on Monday to hit their highest level since September 2011 amid low inventories in Japan and supply worries in the wake of floods in Thailand.

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