Rubber imports rise in Q3

The Manufacturers' Association of Israel reported Sunday that imports of rubber rose 4 percent in the third quarter of 2007 to $5.4 billion.

The Manufacturers' Association of Israel reported Sunday that imports of rubber rose 4 percent in the third quarter of 2007 to $5.4 billion. The increase follows a 5% jump in the second quarter. Among the sectors which reported the largest increases in rubber imports over the third quarter were chemical manufacturers, which reported a rise of 12% to $920 million; food manufacturers, which reported an increase of 7% to $348m.; and machine and electronics manufacturers, which reported a jump of 2% to $1.79b.