Natural rubber consumption down 5.5 pct in '09-IRSG

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SINGAPORE, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Global natural rubber consumption is expected to fall 5.5 percent to around 9.5 million tonnes in 2009 versus a previous forecast of a drop of 4.9 percent, because of uncertainties in global economic growth. The Singapore-based International Rubber Study Group said on Monday global natural rubber output was also estimated to fall 4.8 percent in 2009 to 9.4 million tonnes. It gave no further details. (Reporting by Lewa Pardomuan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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