KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia (Dec. 10, 2010)—Malaysia's production of natural rubber rose 21.2 percent in October from the same month a year ago, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
NR shipments reached 94,078 metric tons for October. Exports for the month fell 5.2 percent to 77,923 tons, the department said. Imports fell 18.1 percent to 61,084 tons.
The average price of latest rose 7.3 percent in the month, the department said.