SINGAPORE, Dec 28 (Reuters): Indonesia sold some tyre-grade SIR20 rubber to Singapore dealers today, possibly for shipments to main consumer China, but trading was slow in other producers in Southeast Asia as supply improved.
Tapping has resumed in Thailand after heavy rains caused floodings in rubber plantations last week, raising fear of a supply disruption in the world's largest producer. Supply has also improved in neighbouring Malaysia, said dealers.
Tyre-grade SMR20 was unchanged at $1.67 a kg for February shipments. Indonesian dealers said SIR20 for February shipments was sold at 74.25 US cents per pound ($1.64 a kg) free on board (FOB) Palembang port in South Sumatra and at 74.50 cents free on board Belawan in North Sumatra.