Natural Rubber (NR) production in India during May 2011 was 59,700 tonnes as against 56,400 tonnes during May 2010. The cumulative production during the first two months of 2011-12 was 116,500 tonnes compared to 109,900 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year registering a growth of 6.0 percent
Consumption of NR by the rubber goods manufacturing industry in the country during May’11 was 80,120 tonnes as against 81,375 tonnes during April’11. The total natural rubber consumption for the first two months of the current financial year was 161,495 tonnes as against 157,400 tonnes with a growth of 2.6 percent.
The total consumption in the auto tyre sector was 106,936 tonnes during the above two months, recording a growth of 7.2 percent over the corresponding two months of the previous year.
Production of Synthetic Rubber (SR) during May’11 slightly increased to 9,468 tonnes from 9,262 tonnes during April’11. The total production of SR during April’11 and May’11 increased to 18,730 tonnes as against 17,702 tonnes during the same period of the previous year.
Consumption of SR during May’11 was 35,740 tonnes as against 36,890 tonnes during April’11. The total consumption of SR during the initial two months of 2011-12 was 72,630 tonnes as against 65,925 tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year.
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