Thursday, May 24, 2018

Imports hurting domestic industry

As there is evidence suggesting that, for decades, imports from abroad have eroded domestic auto industry, U.S. Commerce Department said it will open a so-called Section 232 investigation into whether imports of vehicles and auto parts harm national security.

The Department of Commerce will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent investigation into whether such imports are weakening our internal economy and may impair the national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.

According to OPEC and oil industry sourcesOrganisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries may decide in June to lift output to make up for reduced supply from Iran and Venezuela and in response to concerns from Washington about a rally in oil prices, as Venezuela’s output has fallen amid an economic crisis, while Iran’s supply is threatened by U.S. sanctions.

The benchmark RSS4 grade rubber closed at `.128 a kg at Kottayam, while RSS3 grade closed at `.119.04 a kg at Bangkok and Malaysian SMR20 closed at `.99.05 a kg. On National Multi Commodity Exchange June 2018, the futures closed at `.130.91 a kg, July at `.134.36 a kg and August closed at `.135.79 a kg. Tokyo Commodity Exchange May 2018 futures series closed at ¥182 a kg, June at ¥184.5, July at ¥188.1, August at ¥190.1, September at ¥192.1 and the contract for delivery in October closed at ¥193.8 a kg. On Friday, most probably Tocom futures contract for delivery in October 2018 may trade in the range of ¥192 & ¥196 a kg. 

To read Rubber4U – 1st June 2018 issue:
For 2018-19 Rubber Forecast:

No comments:

Post a Comment