Update news rubber

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has opportunities to boost exports and attract investment, but will face big challenges because of the escalating US-China trade war.

Rubber exporters hope US-China trade war ends soon

VietNamNet Bridge - The US-China trade war could adversely affect Vietnam’s rubber industry as 65 percent of domestic rubber output is exported to China.

Vietnam struggles to stay in top 3 rubber exporters

VietNamNet Bridge - If Vietnam doesn’t shift to develop rubber in a sustainable way, it will fall from the position of the third largest rubber exporter in the world.

Locals tire of slow progress of rubber plantations

The decision to contribute land for rubber plantations has turned out to be a heavy burden on Son La’s people. What scientists had warned about has come true: both output and latex quality are below expectations.

Thai floods cause 200-kilometer traffic tailback; death toll up to 25

 Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the country's main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km (125 miles) as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25,

Chinese rush to Vietnam to collect rubber wood

VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese businessmen have flocked to Vietnam to collect rubber wood and control 80 percent of rubber wood market share in the Central Highlands.

Vietnam’s rubber industry encounters ‘white crisis’

VietnamNet Bridge - A sign of the times: The rubber price has fallen to $1,500 per ton from the highest peak of $4,000-5,000 per ton gained in 2011. 

Conversion of dipterocarp forests into rubber plantations harms environment

Most of the rubber trees grown on the dipterocarp forest in Ea Sup and Buon Don districts of Dak Lak province have been developing slowly, as the environment in the districts has changed, causing difficulties for production and people’s lives.

Rubber industry losses continue

VietNamNet Bridge - The figures released by the General Department of Customs (GDC) show significant problems for Vietnam’s rubber industry: the more it exports, the less money it gets.

Vietnamese produce rubber, foreign-invested enterprises make tires

VietNamNet Bridge - A well-developed automobile market, an abundant rubber supply, a cheap labor force and reasonable tax policies all help make Vietnam an attractive market for foreign tyre manufacturers.


 French medical companies to tour Vietnam, Master plan on hi-tech industrial parks approved, Luxury apartment project sees high sales, Long Thanh airport construction necessary, ‘Pepper spray' hits coffee, rubber

Lessons from rubber, catfish and questions about macadamia

VietNamNet Bridge - News about rubber and catfish supply and price decreases of products that have been recalled are lessons to be learned before starting a macadamia development program.


Export firms need to be aware of trade laws; EU-funded project to help domestic enterprises; Rebound seen for VN rubber shares

Farmers clear rubber plantations as “white gold” no longer glitters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of hectares of rubber trees in the eastern and central regions have been eliminated since the price of latex rubber, once described as “white gold”, has plummeted on the world market.


 Honda, Mazda, Ford post sharp sales growth; U.S. dollar weakens against Vietnam dong; VRA says rubber price stable but low this year; VND500 bil. for Da Nhim hydropower plant expansion; Imports of confectionery decline

Rubber poses risk to forest areas

VietNamNet Bridge – The use of rubber plantations as an engine of growth and poverty alleviation in the nation's northern region needs to be weighed against the environmental and economic risks involved,


 Firms with bad debt can still seek new loans; Smartphone market share expands; Assoc. says cashew business needs not be conditional now; HCM City to host International Cycle Show 2013; Tra fish industry caught in a trap

Trace deficit hits US$113 million

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s trade turnover was estimated at US$11.61 billion in the first half of October 2013, with its export revenue worth US$5.75 billion, the Vietnam Customs reported.

Vietnamese pay a heavy price for rushing to grow rubber

The sharp fall of the natural rubber price in the world market in the first nine months of the year has distressed Vietnamese rubber companies. However, the price decrease has brought benefits to tire manufacturers.

“White gold” plants encroach on forest’s territory

The rubber growing area in Vietnam has far exceeded the rubber plantation development program. While the socio-economic effects of the plants called as “white gold” remain unclear, thousands of hectares of natural forests have fallen down.