ERJ staff report (DS)
Kottayam, India - India's Natural Rubber (NR) production during February 2012 increased to 64,000 tonnes from 57,600 tonnes during February 2011. The data comes from India Rubber Board's Rubber Statistical News for April 2012, which covers statistics up to February 2012.
Cumulative production during April 2011 to February 2012 was 848,400 tonnes compared to 807,550 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year registering a growth of 5.1%.
Consumption of NR by the rubber goods manufacturing sector in the country during February 2012 was 80,265 tonnes as against 82,535 tonnes during January 2012. The aggregate consumption during April 2011 to February 2012 was 882,015 tonnes compared to 867,705 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year, registering a growth of 1.6%.
Consumption of SR slightly increased to 34,675 tonnes during February'12 as against 34,385 tonnes during January'12. The total consumption of SR during April'11 to February'12 increased to 387,070 tonnes compared to 375,805 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year.
he aggregate production of SR during the first eleven months of 2011-12 increased to 102,464 tonnes compared to 100,997 tonnes during the same period of the previous year.
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Rubber Statistical Bulletin from Indian Rubber Board