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Rubber output down on protests

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Rubber production in Thailand, the world’s largest exporter, may decline as growers from the main producing regions join protests seeking to overthrow the government, according to Von Bundit Co. 

Aram Phlusuan, 48, from Phetchaburi, hangs rubber sheets out to dry at his 10-rai rubber plantation in Songkhla. He has been rubber farming for more than 10 years. (File photo by Wichayant Boonchote)

Output may drop 1 to 20% this month and in February from an average of 300,000 metric tonnes to 350,000 tonnes a month, Bundit Kerdvongbundit, vice president of the country’s second-largest producer, said in an interview. Thailand’s 14 southern provinces account for about 80% of output.

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