ERJ staff report (DS)
Kottayam, Kerala, India - Production of Natural Rubber (NR) in India during January 2012 increased to 102,500 tonnes as against the production of 98,800 tonnes during January 2011.
Cumulative production from April 2011 to January 2012 was 784,400 tonnes
compared to 749,950 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year registering a growth of 4.6 percent. The provisional estimate of NR production for February'12 is 61,000 tonnes.
Synthetic Rubber (SR) production during January'12 was 10,414 tonnes compared to 10,503 tonnes during December'11.
Total production of SR from April 2011 to January 2012 increased to 92,895 tonnes compared to 91,363 tonnes during the same period of the previous year.
Consumption of SR decreased to 34,385 tonnes during January'12 as against 37,315 tonnes during December'11. However, consumption of SR during April'11 to January'12 increased to 352,395 tonnes compared to 341,880 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year.
The rubber goods manufacturing industry in the country consumed 82,535 tonnes of NR during January 2012 compared to 84,795 tonnes during previous month. The total consumption during the April-January period was up by 1.5 percent to 801,750 tonnes as against 789,705 tonnes during the same period a year ago.
The data is taken from the March 2012 edition of Rubber Statistical News published by the Statistics & Planning Department Rubber Board, Kottayam Kerala, India
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Rubber Statistical News from Rubber Board of India