How the natural rubber sector in India/Kerala is quite different from other countries/State

How the natural rubber sector in India/Kerala is quite different from other countries/State

India’s natural rubber sector occupies very significant position in the national economy in terms of production and consumption. India’s share in world rubber production has been going on increasing at a slow rate over the last two decades. With 8.62% of the total world production of natural rubber, India remains the fourth largest producer of natural rubber in the world next to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia as per the latest figures. A notable feature is that while Malaysia and Indonesia stepped down in rubber production, India and Thailand improved their share in total production over the last two decades. Indian Rubber industry has been growing in along with their strength and importance as a part of India’s burgeoning role in the global economy. India is world’s largest producer and the third largest consumer of natural rubber and is one also one of the fastest growing economies globally.

 

The erstwhile performance of Natural Rubber in the international market has acclaimed a commendable position and has been recognised for its high quality by many importing countries. Retaining our credentials as suppliers of quality rubber in accordance with the international specifications is essential to retain and widen the market. The Board has meticulously framed schemes suited to the diverse needs of the rubber plantation and industry, right from the supply of planting materials to group processing activities and export promotion with an objective of producing quality Natural Rubber in the country.