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10. February 2006

VIETNAM: Rubber export to China reaches over 1,000 tonnes per day

Source: Vietnam News Agency, Hanoi; 10 Feb 2006

Viet Nam's daily export of latex to China through the
Mong Cai border gate has been ranging between
1,000-1,300 tonnes since the beginning of this year,
at prices ranging from US$1,600-1,800/tonne, reported
the Ministry of Trade.

Chinese enterprises' increasing demand for latex has
led to a rise in Viet Nam's exports, the ministry added.

The Ministry predicts that Viet Nam's latex export
price will remain high due to the great demand from
the US, France, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Viet Nam is now among the fourth largest latex
exporting countries in the world.



(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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