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Synthetic rubber consumption up 11% in June

PTI New Delhi | Updated on September 26, 2011

Workers making rubber sheets at Wadakkumchery near Thrissur (file photo). -- K.K. Mustafah   -  K_K_Mustafah

The country’s synthetic rubber consumption rose 11 per cent to 36,945 tonnes in June, while domestic production rose marginally to 9,279 tonnes in the same period, according to the Rubber Board.

Synthetic rubber consumption and output stood at 33,235 tonnes and 9,254 tonnes respectively in June last year, the Rubber Board data shows.

In the April-June quarter of the current fiscal synthetic rubber consumption rose nearly 11 per cent to 1,09,575 tonnes as compared with 99,160 tonnes in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Production of natural rubber rose by four per cent to 28,009 tonnes against 26,956 tonnes in the period under review.

However, production of synthetic rubber on a month-on-month basis declined by two per cent to 9,279 tonnes in June, compared with 9,468 tonnes in May.

Published on September 26, 2011

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