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Lower rubber prices soften GMG Global's half-year net profit by 39%

Published on Jul 26, 2013 10:04 PM

Rubber producer GMG Global has reported a 39 per cent drop in net profit to $14.1 million for the first half year.

This was on the back of a 11 per cent decrease in revenue to S$494.1 million for the six months ended June 30.

Market price of natural rubber continued to decline by as much as 21 per cent during the period to $3,621 per ton from $4,571 per ton in the corresponding period last year on weak economic data coming from the United States and China.

Both economies are major consumers of natural rubber globally.

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