The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) releases Monthly NR Statistical Report, March 2022.
The world production of natural rubber (NR) is recorded at 954,000 tonnes while world consumption amounted to 1.288 million tonnes during March 2022. While the tight supply of raw material may be expected in the coming months as most producing countries entering to off-tapping season, the NR market remains positive.
The United Nation Conference Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recently slashed its the projection of global economic growth for 2022 by 1% to 2.6% in early March 2022. This downward revision is following from the conflicts of Russia-Ukraine. As a result, this may influence the prospect growth of global NR industry during 2022, i.e., the microchips shortage may be exacerbated in the global automobile industry as Russia bans its chips material from exporting, sanctions imposed on Russia which may affect to the trade displacement and more.
While countries have taken different approaches to manage the Covid-19 pandemic for its nation and economy’s sake. An effective control Covid-19 management is still key to boost the economy after hit by pandemic. Else, uncertainty still poses on its economic recovery.
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