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Rubber exports expected to rise as production improves in Myanmar

Myanmar is expecting to export around 300,000 tonnes of rubber this year on the back of rising production at local plantations, U Khaing Myint, secretary of the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA) said last week. This is more than the government’s estimates of 260,000 tonnes this year, he said. Rubber exports have been […]

Central rubber market to open after legislation

A central rubber market will open in 2019 after the new Rubber Law has been enacted, U Khaing Myint, secretary at the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), told The Myanmar Times. The drafting is expected to complete by late this year and, as the parliament is unlikely to have lengthy discussions, the bill […]

Rubber Price Rebound Prompts Some Farmers to Restart Production

​​ Myanmar rubber farmers and producers battered by months of low prices are enjoying some respite following a recovery in global markets last year. With weak local demand Myanmar’s rubber industry is at the mercy of world markets, and low prices throughout 2015 and much of 2016 led many of the country’s rubber producers to […]

Rubber industry to be stamped with new law

A new law is being drafted to promote Myanmar’s rubber sector, as the commodity’s international value plummets and a number of plantations across the country are forced out of business. The law is being drawn up under Myanmar’s National Export Strategy, said U Khine Myint, secretary of the Myanmar Rubber Planting and Producing Association (MRPPA). […]