ERJ staff report (DS)
Kuala Lumpur -- The total supply of natural rubber (NR) in the Member Countries of the ANRPC fell 5.1% to 8.686 million tonnes during the 12 months ended December 2009 from 9.150 million tonnes in the previous year. The data came from the organisation's latest statistical publication.
ANRPC said, â€œThailand witnessed a 6.1% drop in supply during 2009 as the estimated average annual yield came down to 1576 kg/ha from 1698 kg/ha in 2008. An estimated 21,000 ha expansion in yielding area could not fully offset the shortfall in supply caused by the decline in yield.â€
It continued, â€œIn Indonesia, the supply dropped by 5.7% in 2009 as the average annual yield fell to 937 kg/ha from 994 kg/ha in the year before. Expansion in yielding area was marginal (1,000 ha) during the year.
â€Natural rubber output in Malaysia drastically fell during 2009 by 22.1%. The yielding area shrank during the year by 20,000 ha. Malaysia estimates official data of average yield on the basis of a sample survey.
â€India's production came down by 7.3% during 2009 as the average annual yield declined during the year to 1753 kg/ha from 1903 kg/ha in the year before. The yielding area expanded only 3,000 ha during 2009.
â€The supply in Vietnam grew 9.7% during 2009 as the yielding area expanded by 23,000 ha and average yield improved to 1717 kg/ha during the year. The average yield in 2008 was 1653 kg/ha.
â€China strengthened its position in the global supply of NR by clocking 17.9% output growth during 2009. The marked increase was contributed by the expansion in yielding area by 25,000 ha and the improvement in average yield to 1182 kg/ha from 1053 kg/ha in the year before.
â€The output in Sri Lanka grew by 4.7% during 2009. Although the average yield witnessed a marginal decline during the year to 1375 kg/ha from 1382 kg/ha in the previous year, yielding area's expansion by 3,000 ha supported the supply.
â€œSupply of natural rubber in Cambodia grew 81.1% during 2009 thanks to a marked expansion in yielding area, by 19,000 ha, which helped in offsetting the effect of a decline in yield. The average yield declined during 2009
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Bulletin from ANRPC