The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release its “Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics” for August 2016.
Production of natural rubber (NR) in ANRPC member countries who account for about 90% of global supply, fell 0.3%, year-on-year, during eight months ended August 2016. Consumption of NR in member countries, constituting around 65% of global demand, increased 3.8% during the same period. But the favourable supply-demand fundamentals have not been reflected in NR prices as the market is influenced by a set of non-fundamental factors including low crude oil price and weak currencies of NR exporting countries.
This issue of Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics provides the trends in demand and supply of NR covering the period up to August 2016, anticipated scenario for the period up to November 2016 and for the year 2016. To provide value-added service to our esteemed subscribers, the issue for this month comes along with a special supplement on Natural Rubber Industry in China. It provides an overview of the natural rubber industry in China along with its structure and salient features.
Arrangements for organization of the Ninth ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference in Guwahati, Assam, India on 17 October 2016 is progressing well. The conference organized under the theme “Preparing for Paradigm Shift” is expected to have about 300 participants including more than 100 from overseas. In conjunction with the Conference, ANRPC is also organizing the Second ANRPC Public-Private Meet at the same venue on 18 October 2016. The Public-Private Meet is a new initiative of ANRPC to encourage effective interaction between officials of Member Governments and the private sector. It is expected to be attended by around 50 invited rubber organizations, key rubber industry players and policy-makers across countries.
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Kuala Lumpur, Sheela Thomas
9 September 2016. Secretary-General