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Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Production of Natural Rubber

Posted On: 10 JUL 2019 4:52PM by PIB Delhi

The total production of Natural Rubber (NR) during 2018-19 is provisionally estimated at 648000 tonnes.  The production of NR during April-May 2019 is provisionally estimated at 74000 tonnes. 

The Natural Rubber prices have been at relatively low levels during the past few years in domestic and international markets.  However, the rubber prices started increasing during the recent weeks and the average price for the RSS4 grade in June, 2019 was 150.29 per kg.  The Natural Rubber prices are determined by market forces and a range of factors which inter-alia include trends in economic growth in major consuming countries, oil/synthetic rubber prices, weather conditions and developments in future markets.

The domestic NR market generally follows the trend in world market with occasional divergences due to region specific and seasonal factors.  No quantitative restrictions can be imposed on the import of NR under WTO commitments.  The domestic NR price is sensitive to import of NR.  Therefore, to regulate the import of NR, the Government has increased the duty on import of dry rubber from “20% or Rs. 30 per kg whichever is lower” to “25% or Rs. 30 per kg whichever is lower” from 30.4.2015.

The Government has also reduced the period of utilization of imported dry rubber in January 2015 under advance licensing scheme from 18 months to 6 months. The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has imposed port restriction on the import of Natural Rubber by restricting the port of entry to Chennai and NhavaSheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port) since 20th January, 2016.

State-wise production of NR upto 2018-19 is given below:

 

State-wise production of NR (Tonne)

 

State

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18 (P)

2018-19 (P)

Kerala

438630

540400

540775

490460

Tamil Nadu

19495

21140

21110

21500

Traditional Total

458125

561540

561885

511960

Tripura

44245

50985

50500

53050

Assam

14560

19970

23300

24300

Meghalaya

7360

8950

9050

9100

Nagaland

3020

4320

4820

4930

Manipur

1660

2090

1790

1850

Mizoram

595

742

742

750

Arunachal Pradesh

360

478

428

450

North East Total

71800

87535

90630

94430

Karnataka

29400

38800

38300

38200

A&N    Islands

240

240

240

275

Goa

640

645

575

625

Maharashtra

925

1185

1185

1250

Odisha

315

400

450

480

West Bengal

325

335

335

380

Andhra Pradesh

230

320

400

400

Others Total

32075

41925

41485

41610

Non Traditional Total

103875

129460

132115

136040

Grand Total

562000

691000

694000

648000

Source:  Rubber Board

P: Provisional

This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, PiyushGoyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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