Friday, September 24, 2010
New York - The Financial Express is reporting tha tire makers are feeling the heat of severe shortage of rubber. The shortage has led to the exorbitant rise in the input costs of the companies. The plant crop is all set to witness one of the most critical rubber shortages since 2007. Tire producers world over, including Bridgestone and Goodyear Tire & Rubber are shifting the pain to the customers as the companies have revised the prices upwards in a very narrow interval during a year. Further, looking into the production scenario, the output for the next season is seen dismal on the back of aging trees causing reduced yields and slackened output. This would further put pressure on the supply side. The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries also sees less improvement in the coming season 2011. Further, the price escalation is believed to continue as two top rubber growing countries Thailand and Indonesia witnessed sustained rains disrupting rubber output.
(Source: Rubber World)