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ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics December 2020
(Last Updated: 27 Jan 2021)


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It can be an architectural, candid, chronology, fashion or landscape. The focal will tell a story on how rubber is a livelihood and/or enjoyment within the community, it further said.


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ANRPC reports drop in world natural rubber production


According to the Association of  Producing Countries (ANRPC), world production of  () has experienced a fall of 10.1%, amounting to 1.080 million metric tons in January 2019 on a year-to-year basis.

ANRPC reports drop in world natural rubber production

This may have resulted from the recent tropical storm reported in the southern part of , which is the major NR producing province in the country. In contrast, world demand for NR saw an increase of 1.3% to 1.151 million metric tons during the same reference period.

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Favorable market fundamental sentiments and the price rally in the crude  market have further supported the recovery in NR prices across physical and futures markets in January 2019. Futhermore, positive news reported over the trade talks progress between the USA and  and the determination from OPEC members over their production cuts have made commodities prices stay firmer over this period.



786,000 tonnes shortfall in global natural rubber supply: ANRPC

World consumption of  increased by 5.2%, year-on-year, to 8.158 million tonnes during the seven months ended , 2018. During this period, the world production of NR rose 3.7%, year-over-year, to 7.372 million tonnes. These figures reveal a shortfall in production at 786,000 tonnes during the first seven months of 2018, says Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) in its latest Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics.

Rubber producing regions across countries have witnessed unusually severe monsoon, floods, and typhoon during July and August. Caused by unfavourable weather conditions and unattractive prices, the production fell 17.6% in Vietnam, 16.5% in , 8.5% in India and 10.3% in  Lanka during the period from January to July 2018 compared to the same period in the previous year.

The negative growth in exports was attributed to the commitment from Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia through the initiative for curtailing exports under International Tripartite Rubber Consortium ().

Most NR producing countries, except Vietnam and Cambodia, reported fall in NR exports during the period. Thailand reported the highest decline in NR exports by -18.1% to 1.73 millin tonnes exports, while Indonesia’s exports fell by -3.3% to 1.82 million tonnes and Malaysia’s exports declined by -3.2% to 677,000 tonnes.

NR imports

The ANRPC member-countries imported 4.343 million tonnes of NR during first seven months of 2018, up 8.4% from the same period a year ago. India reported the highest rise in NR imports by 51.3 % to 296,000 tonnes during the period.

NR imports by many other countries also went up during the period–Malaysia by 7.7% to 624,000 tonnes, China by 3.4% to 2.97 million tonnes and Vietnam by 36% to 331,000 tonnes.

NR exports

Total exports of NR from ANRPC members fell 7.9%, year-on-year, to 5.149 million tonnes during the first seven months of 2018.


ANRPC report: Improved fundamentals fail to lift rubber prices

Kuala Lumpur – Global demand for natural rubber () grew 5% year-on-year to 6.96 million tonnes in the first half of 2018, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).

In the six months to end of June, supply of natural rubber rose 4.5%, to 6.214 million tonnes, leaving a shortfall in production of 746,000 tonnes, ANRPC’s latest figures show.

In its 30 July monthly update, the association also revised its full-year market outlook: production now anticipated to increase 5.2% to 14.040 million tonnes, and demand to rise 5.7% to 14.136 million tonnes.

As for NR prices in June, the ANRPC said the “favourable supply-demand fundamentals” in NR market was not reflected in the physical nor futures .


The markets, it noted, were influenced by external factors such as the development in the crude  industry and the trade tensions between  and .

According to ANRPC, prices at the Shanghai Futures Exchange have been bearish, partly due to the sharp devaluation in Chinese yuan since April and a high level of rubber inventories.


ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, May 2018

The Association of  Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release the Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, May 2018.

The world consumption of natural rubber increased by 6.2%, year-over-year, to 5.822 million tonnes during the period from January to May 2018. During the same period, the world supply rose 7.7%, year-over-year, to 5.252 million tonnes.  These figures reveal that the production has fallen short of the consumption by 570,000 tonnes during the first five months of the current year.  This has helped to partly absorb the excess availability in the market.  During the year 2018, the world production is anticipated to increase by 6.1% to 14.150 million tonnes and the world consumption to increase 6.9% to 14.300 million tonnes.  The emerging scenario suggests a balanced demand-supply situation during 2018.

Although the period from the end of April has witnessed a sharp rally in  prices, failed to fuel a corresponding uptrend in natural rubber market. However, rubber prices performed marginally better during May 2018 as compared to April 2018. The marginal recovery was partly helped by the devaluation of  which had a positive impact on the rubber  at TOCOM.

The concerns over widening trade-war issues and the potential further revisions of policy interest rates by the US  keep sentiments down in most of the Asian commodities and natural rubber is no exception. More specifically, natural rubber market remains clouded by uncertainties largely due to factors external to the sector.

 The analysis and data given in this publication could help to closely understand the prevailing situation in the market and the emerging scenario. ANRPC owes a debt of gratitude to its statistical correspondents in the member countries and the esteemed users of this publication.

Thank you.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich

Secretary-General, ANRPC


Natural Rubber supply deficit fails to rekindle market

KUALA LUMPUR—World demand for natural rubber exceeded supply in the first five months of 2018, but the situation only had a marginal effect on pricing, according to the latest monthly figures from the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.

Global NR consumption increased 6.2 percent during the period to 5.82 million metric tons over the corresponding 2017 period, the ANRPC said. During the same period, world NR supply stood at 5.25 million tons, or an increase of 7.7 percent.

The 570,000-ton shortage has helped to "partly absorb" excess availability in the market, the association noted.

Throughout the remainder of 2018, the ANRPC expects a balanced demand-supply scenario—production is forecast to increase 6.1 percent to 14.2 million tons and consumption by 6.9 percent to 14.3 million tons.

Despite the supply deficit and a sharp rally in crude oil prices in late April, NR prices strengthened only slightly during April and May, the ANRPC said. This marginal recovery, it noted, was helped in part by the devaluation of Japanese yen, which had a positive impact on the rubber futures at TOCOM.

Sentiment in Asian commodity markets is, however, being weighed down by replique montre suisse concerns over trade-war issues and the potential further revisions of policy interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.




ANRPC: China, India set to drive up Natural Rubber consumption

24 May 2018

 Kula Lumpur – Growth in demand in  and China is set to rekindle global consumption of natural , the Association of Natural 

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