KOTTAYAM, India (Nov. 1, 2011)—Natural rubber production in India climbed 9.9 percent in July from the corresponding month a year earlier to 64,300 metric tons, according to the nation's Rubber Board.
The country's synthetic rubber output fell 3.8 percent in the same period, to 9,279 tons, the board reported in its monthly Rubber Statistical Bulletin.
The report said NR production from April to July increased 6.5 percent to 240,000 tons, while SR output in those months rose 5.1 percent to 36,938 tons.
Consumption of SR during the first four months of the current financial year increased to 145,930 tons compared to 132,925 tons during the corresponding period of the previous year.
The report said demand for rubber in the tire sector increased 10.9 percent in the four-month period, while consumption in the non-tire sector slipped 1.7 percent.