Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

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7th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara)
148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900 F: +603-2161 3014 E: secretariat@anrpc.org

Who We Are

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1970.

The membership is open to the governments of countries producing natural rubber. As on 28 September 2016, the ANRPC has 11 Members; governments of Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. These 11 countries accounted for about 92 per cent of the global production of natural rubber during 2015.



Monthly Overview of NR Economy

We have entered a New Year with new expectations and hopes. We are also at the doorstep of a New Chinese Lunar Year, the Year of Rooster, which starts on 28 January. The year 2016 has passed by witnessing a rebound in natural rubber prices in the fourth quarter, driven by recovery in crude oil market, supply concerns mainly caused by floods in South Thailand, renewed expectation of a US-led faster global economic recovery and the resultant improved demand outlook.

The recovery in crude oil price was driven by the OPEC’s deal on 30 November to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) for six months from January 2017. Following OPEC’s decision, producers from outside OPEC, led by Russia, agreed to reduce output by 558,000 bpd, the largest non-OPEC contribution ever.  While Brent crude oil prices rose 24% from end of September to end of December 2016, rubber prices (SMR-20 in Kuala Lumpur) jumped 43% during the same period. Short-Term Energy Outlook released on 10 January 2017 by the US Energy Information Administration signals Brent crude oil averaging at US$ 53 per barrel in 2017, up 20.5% from US$ 44 per barrel in 2016. While the anticipated higher feedstock prices can make synthetic rubbers more expensive in 2017, they offer reason for rubber growers to cheer in the New Year.    

Twelve provinces in South Thailand are severely affected by the region’s worst floods in the past three decades.  South Thailand is the latex bowl of the world. Thailand accounts for 37% of the global supply of natural rubber and 70% of the country’s output comes from its south. According to a preliminary assessment made by the Rubber Authority of Thailand, the flood is likely to shave out at least 360,000 tonnes from Thailand’s output of NR expected in 2017. The country will be able to produce only 4.381 million tonnes in 2017 as against 4.741 million tonnes originally expected.  

During the three years from 2014 to 2016, global supply of natural rubber, including non-ANRPC, fell by 0.6% average annual rate whereas the demand grew at 3.2% rate. Based on preliminary estimates covering all countries, including non-ANRPC, global supply of NR stood at 11.975 million tonnes during 2016, which was short of the corresponding global demand by 655,000 tonnes.  The faster growth in demand helped to absorb the excess supply generated until 2013 and bring favourable balance between demand and supply.  

Based on IMF’s World Economic Outlook released in October, global economy is expected to grow at 3.4% growth rate in 2017, faster than 3.1% rate in 2016. In the light of subsequent favourable developments, especially in the US and Europe, IMF is likely to scale-up the outlook for 2017. Based on the emerging global economic scenario anticipated by IMF, global supply of NR will be short of demand by 350,000 tonnes during 2017.  The expected deficit in supply is likely to be more severely felt during the period up to May 2017 on account of seasonal factors affecting the supply. 

Besides a favourable demand-supply fundamental and anticipated trends in crude oil market, natural rubber market during 2017 is expected to gain from improvement in commodity prices. IMF predicts a 10% jump in the index of “All Commodities” in 2017 as compared to 2016. 

However, based on the available picture of emerging global economic scenario, possibility is very limited for a substantial rise in rubber prices during 2017.  Presence of large extent of untapped mature area, especially in Malaysia and India, and the space available for increasing the average yield across countries, suggest that supply has the potential to increase much beyond the expected level if prices scale too high. This can prevent the market from scaling substantial up. It also needs to take into account that the possibility of oil prices gaining further or staying at the current level of around US$ 55 per barrel, depend on successful execution of the curtailment programme agreed by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries. Higher oil prices also raise the chances of other oil producers boosting output, particularly the US Shale gas operators.  

This issue of ANRPC’s Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics is more comprehensive and future-oriented. Besides the actual figures up to 2015 and preliminary estimates for 2016, it provides the figures anticipated for the first quarter of 2017 and also for the whole year 2017, separate for all ANRPC members accounting for 90% of the global supply of natural rubber. Moreover, it provides annual figures of export of natural rubber from Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia ,segregated into destination countries, with reference to 2015. 

Before I conclude, let me place on a record my appreciation and gratitude to our statistical correspondents in Member Governments who provided the most updated figures and forecasts for 2017. I am particularly grateful to Rubber Authority of Thailand for timely making available the information pertaining to flood-hit South Thailand by making a quick assessment of the situation. I also express my deep sympathy to rubber growers in South Thailand who have badly suffered from the devastating floods. I request esteemed users of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics to continue supporting us with your valuable feedback.

I wish you all a very successful 2017 and a more prosperous Year of Rooster. 

For subscribing to Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics, please contact the ANRPC Secretariat at anrpc.secretariat@gmail.com.



News & Highlights

  • Jan 13, 2017

    ANRPC releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, December 2016

    To subscribe the report, please contact ANRPC Secretariat at anrpc.secretariat@gmail.com. Thank you.
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  • Dec 07, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2016

    To subscribe the report, please contact ANRPC Secretariat at anrpc.secretariat@gmail.com. Thank you.
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  • Nov 29, 2016

    Press Release -Dr. Bich to take over as Secretary-General on Dec 1, 2016

    Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich, nominee of the Government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, will assume office of Secretary General of ANRPC on 1 December 2016 for a three-year term.
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  • Nov 03, 2016

    ANRPC Release Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, October 2016

    ANRPC is happy to release its Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, October 2016.
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  • Sep 28, 2016

    ANRPC releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, September 2016

    Total production of natural rubber (NR) in ANRPC member countries remained stagnant during the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period a year ago. 11 countries in the ANRPC account for 90% of the global output of NR. Total consumption of NR in
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  • Sep 09, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, August 2016

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release its “Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics” for August 2016.
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  • Aug 31, 2016

    ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2016

    Theme for this year's conference is "Preparing for Paradigm Shift" and it will be hosted by Government of India in Guwahati, Assam, India.
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  • Aug 17, 2016

    ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference and Public-Private Meet 2016 in Guwahati, Assam, India

    Preparing for Paradigm Shift
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  • Aug 04, 2016

    ANRPC Release Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, July 2016

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release its “Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics” for July 2016.
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  • Jul 05, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, June 2016

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  • Jun 30, 2016

    Message from Secretary-General of ANRPC

    To read more, please visit at http://www.anrpc.org/html/secretary_msg.aspx
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  • Jun 07, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, May 2016

    ANRPC has brought improvement in its monthly “Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics” to enable the users to get a closer picture of the current situation and the merging developments in natural rubber sector. The modified version provides:
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  • May 06, 2016

    ANRPC Release Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, April 2016

    The off-season of global supply of NR, coinciding with the defoliation and wintering of hevea rubber trees, would be over by the second half of May in almost all major producing countries.
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  • Apr 01, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, March 2016

    Increase in Production as Price Improves
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  • Mar 07, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, February 2016

    Interaction between Rubber Market and Global Economy
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  • Feb 12, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2016

    Rubber Economy - Whither?
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  • Jan 11, 2016

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics December 2015

    The Rubber Scenario in 2015
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  • Dec 21, 2015

    ANRPC’S Flag Design Competition

    To design a flag for the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).
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  • Dec 07, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2015

    What drives the NR Sector?
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  • Nov 09, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, October 2015

    Missing Impetus to Move NR Sector
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  • Oct 02, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, September 2015

    Production Recovered on Seasonality Factor
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  • Sep 04, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics August 2015

    Mixed Performances in NR Sector
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  • Aug 21, 2015

    ANRPC Public - Private Sector Meet 2015, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    NR in a Dynamic World Economy: ANRPC’s Role?
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  • Aug 10, 2015

    8th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2015

    NR in a Dynamic World Economy
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  • Aug 07, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics July 2015

    A Bigger Production Drop
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  • Jul 03, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, June 2015

    Potential for Rubber Economy in 2015
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  • Jun 05, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics. May 2015

    The State of Affairs of Rubber Economy
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  • Jun 01, 2015

    Appointment of Senior Economist at the ANRPC Secretariat

    Appointment of Senior Economist at the ANRPC Secretariat
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  • May 08, 2015

    Joint Press Communiqué

    Special Session of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Assembly at Ministerial Level
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  • May 08, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics April 2015

    Slow Return of Production after the Low Seasonality Period
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  • Apr 06, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics March 2015

    Drop in Production in the First Quarter
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  • Mar 05, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics February 2015

    Reasons for Optimism
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  • Feb 06, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2015

    Year of Optimism
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  • Feb 06, 2015

    ANRPC'S Flag Design Competition

    To design a flag for the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).
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  • Jan 07, 2015

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, December 2014

    The NR World in 2014
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  • Dec 16, 2014

    New title

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  • Dec 05, 2014

    ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2014

    Production is Likely to Revert to 2012 Levels
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  • Nov 07, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics October 2014

    Strong Fundamental Outlook for NR
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  • Oct 03, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics September 2014

    Meagre Production Growth of 0.1% for 2014
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  • Sep 04, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics August 2014

    Natural Rubber Production Continues to Fall
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  • Aug 06, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics July 2014

    Fall in Production as Price Slumps Continues
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  • Jul 11, 2014

    7th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2014

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is organizing its 7th Annual Rubber Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13th October 2014(Monday). Government of Malaysia will be hosting the event, in association with the Ministry of Plantat
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  • Jun 30, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, June 2014

    Fringe Production Growth of 0.5% during the First 6 Months
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  • Jun 02, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, May 2014

    Nominal Increase in Production, Rise in Consumption Within ANRPC
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  • May 08, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics April 2014

    Negative Production Growth in April
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  • Apr 04, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics March 2014

    Assessment on NR for the First Three Months
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  • Mar 05, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics February 2014

    Getting the Market into More Rational Outlook
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  • Feb 07, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics January 2014

    Manoeuvred by the demand-side
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  • Jan 03, 2014

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, December 2013

    NR Economy Sustained at Acceptable Level during 2013
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  • Dec 05, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2013

    Unfavourable Weather Could Lead to Lower-Than-Expected Supply Growth in 2013
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  • Nov 12, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, October 2013

    More Positive Sign on Demand Outlook
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  • Oct 18, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics September 2013

    Positive Sign of the Return in Demand
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  • Sep 10, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics August 2013

    Fundamental Factors Took a Centre Stage
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  • Sep 06, 2013

    6th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2013

    Sustainable NR Economy: Where Do We Stand?
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  • Aug 02, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics July 2013

    Further Reduction in NR Production for 2013
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  • Jul 05, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics June 2013

    Greater NR Consumption in Q2 2013
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  • Jun 04, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics May 2013

    Improved Production Amidst Mixed Demand Outlook
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  • May 03, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics April 2013

    Production Got Off to a Slow Start
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  • Apr 03, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics March 2013

    Continuous Low Growth in NR Production
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  • Mar 06, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics February 2013

    Marginal Production Growth
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  • Feb 08, 2013

    Announcement

    In conjunction of Chinese New Year
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  • Jan 31, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics January 2013

    Further Cut in NR Production
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  • Jan 05, 2013

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics December 2012

    Lower NR Production for 2012
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  • Nov 29, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2012

    Further NR Exports Cut in 2012
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  • Nov 09, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, October 2012

    NR Exports Reduction in Q4 2012
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  • Oct 08, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics September 2012

    NR Recovers on Low Production Growth
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  • Sep 28, 2012

    Press Release

    5th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2012
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  • Sep 04, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics August 2012

    Steady Growth in NR Consumption
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  • Jul 27, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics July 2012

    Continuing Low Growth in NR Production
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  • Jul 01, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics June 2012

    Notable Growth in NR Market Albeit Slow Economy
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  • Jun 05, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, May 2012

    NR Dips further on Multiple Factors
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  • May 24, 2012

    Scheduled IT Maintenance

    Due to a scheduled IT maintenance on Friday 25.5.2012.
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  • May 11, 2012

    Phishing Scam Alert

    This is to inform that recent email sent by service@anrpc.org requesting to update information through email is a phishing scam.
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  • Apr 26, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, April 2012

    The Secretariat of the ANRPC has the pleasure of releasing Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for April 2012. It provides a comprehensive picture of the current trends in natural rubber market and short-term outlook supported by up-to-date data and forecasts
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  • Mar 30, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, March 2012

    ANRPC announces the release of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for March 2012, providing an authentic picture of rubber market based on information gathered from member countries on 15th March.
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  • Mar 14, 2012

    Appointment of Senior Economist at the ANRPC Secretariat

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has a vacancy arising in July 2012 for the position of Senior Economist at its Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Feb 29, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for February 2012

    ANRPC announces the release of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for February 2012, providing an authentic picture of rubber market based on information gathered from member countries on 19th February.
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  • Feb 01, 2012

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for January 2012

    ANRPC Releases the Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for January 2012
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  • Jan 04, 2012

    ANRPC Releases the Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for December 2011

    ANRPC announces the release of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for December 2011, providing an authentic picture of rubber market based on information gathered from member countries.
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  • Nov 29, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    Deepening Euro-Zone Crisis Dominates Natural Rubber Trends
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  • Nov 23, 2011

    Market News Updates

    Due to some technical errors, the Market News Updates section will not be available temporary. Secretariat will try to solve the problem and resume that section as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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  • Oct 24, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    Global Economy, Oil and Currencies Weigh on NR
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  • Oct 03, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    NR Turns Bearish on Growing Global Economic Concerns
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  • Sep 22, 2011

    Announcement

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, September 2011
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  • Aug 27, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    Low supply cushions impacts of unfavourable demand, global economy, crude oil and currencies
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  • Aug 17, 2011

    The 4th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference To Be Held in Haikou City On 2nd November 2011

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is organizing the 4th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference in Haikou City, in the Hainan Province of China on Wednesday the 2nd November, 2011.
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    NR recovers hesitantly on low supply, high oil price and weak dollar: Gains limited due to global economic uncertainty and yen’s appreciation
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  • Jun 28, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries has released today (28th June) the “Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics” for June 2011, providing estimates up to May and forecasts for June to August and also for the year 2011.
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  • Jun 24, 2011

    Press Release

    No Revision in ANRPC’s Estimates Released on 26th May.
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  • Jun 17, 2011

    Press Release

    Dato' Dr. Kamarul to assume office of ANRPC’s Secretary-General on 1st July
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  • Jun 16, 2011

    Press Release:

    China to Host the Fourth ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference .
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  • May 26, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    ANRPC Announces the Release of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for May 2011
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  • Apr 28, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2011

    ANRPC Releases NR Trends & Statistics for April, 2011
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  • Mar 28, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistic 2011

    ANRPC Releases NR Trends & Statistics for March 2011
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  • Mar 15, 2011

    Press Release from ANRPC Secretariat

    Catastrophe in Japan: Impact on Rubber Demand will be Minimal
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  • Feb 25, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics

    ANRPC Releases NR Trends & Statistics for February, 2011
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  • Jan 25, 2011

    Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics

    ANRPC Releases NR Trends & Statistics for January, 2011
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  • Dec 25, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, December 2010

    ANRPC is pleased to release the Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for December 2010 providing update of rubber markets and the outlook prepared on the basis of data and estimates reported by the Member Governments on third week of December, 2010.
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  • Nov 25, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, November 2010

    ANRPC is pleased to release the Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for November, 2010 providing update of rubber markets and the outlook prepared on the basis of data and estimates reported by the Member Governments in the third week of November.
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  • Oct 27, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics October 2010

    "Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics for October 2010 released"
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  • Sep 28, 2010

    Annual Rubber Conference, 6th Oct 2010, Kochi, India.

    Final program brochure.
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  • Sep 22, 2010

    NR Trends & Statistics, September 2010

    Natural rubber stays bullish despite unfavourable demand, oil price and Japanese yen.
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  • Aug 20, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, August 2010

    Data and estimates updated 15 August 2010.
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  • Aug 03, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, July 2010

    Data and estimates reported by member governments in mid-July 2010.
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  • Jul 28, 2010

    Program of the Third Annual Rubber Conference

    The Conference program as of 28 July is available here.
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  • Jul 28, 2010

    Press Release

    India hosting the Third ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference
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  • Jun 30, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics 2010

    The issue for June 2010 released
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  • May 26, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics

    The issue for May 2010 released.
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  • May 18, 2010

    (Press Release) - Republic of the Philippines Joins ANRPC

    ANRPC is pleased to announce Republic of the Philippines as its Member...
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics

    The issue for April 2010 released
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  • Mar 09, 2010

    Market News Updates

    News updates of rubber industry in general, and natural rubber market in particular, across countries, are available under Publications.
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  • Jan 21, 2010

    Message from Secretary-General

    News reports pertaining to supply and demand...
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  • Dec 07, 2009

    Calendar of ANRPC Events in 2010

    Check upcoming events here.
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