Global production of natural rubber 2000-2019

Natural rubber production worldwide in 2019 amounted over 13.6 million metric tons. This is a notable increase since 2000, when a total of around 6.8 million metric tons of natural rubber was produced globally.

Natural rubber production worldwide

Natural rubber is also known as India Rubber or caoutchouc. It is an elastomer mostly derived from latex, a milky colloid produced by some plants, especially from the rubber tree. In 2018, 91 percent, or 12.64 million tons of the world’s natural rubber was produced in Asia Pacific. In a distant second place, 6.5 percent of the world’s natural rubber was produced in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Natural rubber consumption

During the period of time from 2018 to 2019, the consumption of natural rubber in the end form of tires and tubes was estimated to be 864 thousand metric tons worldwide. During that time period, the consumption of general rubber goods made out of natural rubber was estimated to amount to a further 348 thousand metric tons worldwide.

Natural rubber production worldwide from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figure for 2013-2018 was restated in the 2020 edition of the report.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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