By Lucy Craymer

Asian rubber prices ended Thursday's session largely higher as prices continued their strong run higher.

The gains came against a backrop of increases in synthetic-rubber prices, expectations of demand growth and a forecast of a 2016 production deficit.

The Tokyo rubber futures contract has risen 16% since the start of November, while rubber futures trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange are up 37% over the same period.

Asian Rubber Futures

Nov 17 Change from previous close

Tocom Apr RSS3 US 213.1 cents/Kg Up US 0.7 cents/Ton

Shanghai Jan SCR5 CNY16,480/Ton Up CNY340/Ton

Sicom Dec RSS3 US 191.0 cents/Kg Up 0.5 cents/Kg

SicomDec TSR20 US 170.9 cents/Kg Down 0.1 cents/Kg

USS Nov THB59.47-THB60.39/Kg THB59.13-THB59.50/Kg

Write to Lucy Craymer at lucy.craymer@wsj.com, @lucy_craymer

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 17, 2016 06:14 ET (11:14 GMT)

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