ANRPC predicts natural rubber shortage

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – World supply of natural rubber should fall short of demand in 2017, according to the April 2017 issue of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, the official publication of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).

The ANRPC projects total world NR supply in 2017 at 12.27 million tonnes, including 11.17 million tonnes from the association’s 11 Southeast Asian member countries, 177,000 tonnes from Brazil and 924,000 tonnes from other countries, according to the April issue.

This represents a 5.7% increase in supply…

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