Illegal export of natural rubber to Thailand damages Myanmar’s image: MRPPA reports

Illegal export of Myanmar’s natural rubber to Thailand and re-export by Thailand damage the country’s reputation, according to the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA). “This matters with the country’s image. Our products are illegally sent to other countries and the recipient country of Myanmar rubber re-exports them to other foreign markets under its […]

Hlegu rubber lab to issue certificates when COVID restrictions eased

Myanmar Natural Rubber Quality Testing Lab in Hlegu will issue certificates when the government eases coronavirus restrictions. It depends on the pandemic situation, said U Khaing Myint, Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA) secretary. At present, the pandemic stopped the operation of the lab. Under stay-at-home guidelines, we cannot do anything but instead stay […]

Pandemic-induced demand drives rubber price up

The growing demand for rubber products in the global market caused the price to increase up to K900 per pound in the domestic market, market data indicated. The growing demand of rubber gloves during the coronavirus pandemic, shortage of natural rubber, the appreciation of US dollar against Kyat are the reasons of the price rise, […]

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). […]