Rubber growers are predominantly smallholders. The industry players classified rubber farms as small, commercial, public lands, and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) cooperatives. There are an estimated 38,000 families dependent on the commodity and are mostly smallholders with farm size of three hectares.
Rubber is mainly planted in Mindanao with some plantings in Luzon and Visayas. The age of rubber trees were categorized as mature and immature. The mature trees were further grouped to 20 years of tapping. Across regions in Mindanao, about 60 percent of the rubber trees are 20 years and up of tapping except in Region 11.
In the Philippines, the key company players in the downstream industries include Dunlop Slazenger Philippines, Inc. (tennis balls), Manhattan Rubber and Plastic Manufacturing Corporation (motorcycle and bicycle tires), Mitsubishi Belting Phil. Corp and Yokohama Tire Philippines.
(as updated in January 2021)