Rubber Prices Update
Date of Auction: 21.12.2017
Type
Range (Rs/kg)
 Latex Crepe  
No.1x
Unquoted
No.1
Unquoted
No.2
unquoted
No.3
345.00 - 357.00
No.4
250.00 - 255.00
Scrap Crepe  
No.1Xbr
240.00 - 245.00
No.2Xbr
240.00 - Nom
No.3Xbr
235.00 - 239.00
No.4Xbr
223.00 - 228.00
Sheet  
RSS 1
330.00 - Flat
RSS 2
Unquoted
RSS 3
Unquoted
RSS 4
290.00 - 300.00
RSS 5
Unquoted
     
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KEY INDICATORS : RUBBER
 
Item
Unit
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
1.  Production
Mn.kg
104.4
109.2
117.6
129.2
136.9
153
158.2
152.1
130.4
98.6
88.6
79.1
2.  Area (b)
   
   2.1 Under cultivation
'ooo ha
116.1
119.5
119.5
122.2
124.3
125.6
128.1
130.8
133.7
134.1
132.8
132.7
   2.2 Under tapping
'ooo ha
89
96.8
93.2
93.5
95.3
96.7
101.7
104.2
107
111
107.6
98.9
3. Yield
kg/ha
1,171
1,128
1,246
1,382
1437
1582
1555
1459
1219
889
823
800
4. Fertillzer Issue
'ooo MT
10
13
11
10
8.2
10.8
14.2
15.5
20.5
   
5. Replanting (c)
ha
1257
4353
5192
6105
6361
5942
3050
3243
4981
1475
1917
1467
6. New planting (c)
ha
1032
1900
2034
3189
1824
2888
3016
3382
3013
1304
825
615
7. Prices
   
   7.1 Exports f.o.b
Rs/kg
148.07
201.57
234.65
278.39
202.30
338.23
535.41
420.77
389.81
362.96
342.03
294.33
   7.2 Colombo RSS
Rs/kg
141.17
202.34
233.69
267.90
212.13
402.71
513.05
416.61
376.9
285.76
245.93
238.97
8. Cost of production (d)
Rs/kg
77.37
97.20
112.69
114.00
118.56
119.80
129.56
136
150
160
170
180
9. Exports
Mnkgs
31.63
46.3
51.42
48.62
55.99
51.50
42.61
37.38
23.6
16.31
10.37
16.17
10.Domestic consumption    Mnkgs
72.7
63.1
73.9
80.1
84.9
107.2
111.7
110.3
107.3
85.6
127.4
142
11.Export earnings  
   
  11.1 Raw Rubber
Rs Mn
4,724
9,674
12066
13535
11327
19256
22811
15726
9164
5916
3548
4578
  11.3 Semi processed rubber
 
2664
5535
4733
3916
1836
766
  11.3 End Products
Rs Mn
39836
46864
53605
58785
44300
63968
95169
103921
114790
112252
101426
111025
Total Export Earnings
Rs Mn
44560
56538
65671
72320
55627
83224
120644
125182
123985
122084
106810
1116549
 
US$ Mn
443
544
594
668
484
736
1091
984
959
935
785
800
   
   
   
  Source : Central Bank Annual report
  Source : Rubber Development Department
 
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RUBBER : PRODUCTION BY DIFFERENT TYPES
 
Year
Sheet
Sole
Crepe
Scrap
Crepe
 Latex
Crepe
T.S.R.
Latex
Other
Total (MT)
 
1980
72,404
4,278
13,422
31,830
9,745
1,472
133,151
1981
62,067
4,200
9,033
33,935
13,198
1,512
123,945
1982
62,230
4,148
8,328
35,997
12,372
2,155
125,230
1983
56,596
4,326
4,602
64,051
8,102
2,320
139,997
1984
66,926
4,275
7,480
52,519
8,107
3,614
142,921
1985
65,883
4,164
6,135
41,260
13,686
6,365
137,493
1986
62,883
4,446
7,400
43,480
14,265
5,787
138,261
1987
55,580
4,679
9,069
35,080
11,667
5,732
121,807
1988
62,865
2,894
4,954
33,664
14,151
3,864
122,392
1989
54,307
2,589
3,666
31,316
13,985
4,882
110,745
1990
56,356
4,147
5,803
32,044
9,893
4,860
113,103
1991
51,339
2,449
7,376
28,735
6,750
7,204
103,853
1992
45,626
3,684
5,017
24,554
15,497
11,770
106,148
1993
43,751
3,864
4,319
25,181
13,981
13,104
104,200
1994
40,859
3,955
4,429
30,078
11,521
14,459
105,301
1995
42,190
2,748
2,920
29,278
22,970
5,611
105,717
1996
53,221
3,739
4,102
33,698
11,067
6,674
112,501
1997
46,067
3,994
2,796
34,121
9,232
9,572
105,782
1998
26,919
4,865
1,858
51,527
5,814
4,727
95,710
1999
28,677
4,250
1,644
39,391
4,758
17,864
96,584
2000
34,003
4,512
1,788
28,110
3,879
15,344
87,636
2001
30,344
3,915
2,743
26,112
3,657
19,461
86,232
2002
42,770
2,987
2,185
20,831
1,231
20,514
90,518
2003
50,015
2,195
3,117
17,131
1,193
18,359
92,010
2004
46,705
2,035
3,708
12,481
2,812
27,000
94,741
2005
50,170
2,739
2,883
12,914
5,880
29,766
104,352
2006
46,260
3,949
1,606
20,224
9,038
28,076
109,153
2007
48,875
4,077
1,693
21,756
9,564
31,586
117,551
2008
55,011
3,937
2,711
21,043
10,968
35,573
129,243
2009
54,550
5,448
3,502
31,670
11,775
29,934
136,879
2010
59,248
6,711
1,842
52,504
8,341
24,341
152,987
2011
60,699
3,384
1,332
59,933
7,981
24,869
158,198
2012
59,242
1,902
1,280
36,550
8,672
44,403
152,050
2013
62,800
2,379
2,440
15,373
9,566
37,863
130,421
2014
48,539
2,410
1,022
11,832
7,615
27,155
98,573
2015
44,392
1,939
886
8,266
7,606
25,478
88,567
2016
39,754
1,575
791
12,618
3,865
20,497
79,100
  Source : Rubber Development Department
   
   
 
Rubber Production by Different Types - 2016
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RUBBER : TOTAL PRODUCTION, EXPORTS & DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION
 
Year
Production
Exports
Domestic Consumption
('ooo Mt)
('ooo Mt)
('ooo Mt)
1980
133.2
120.9
14.9
1981
123.9
132.5
16.2
1982
125.2
131.3
16.3
1983
140.0
125.2
16.4
1984
141.9
126.2
15.0
1985
137.5
120.4
15.0
1986
137.8
110.0
16.4
1987
121.8
106.0
19.3
1988
122.4
99.3
19.8
1989
110.7
86.0
20.7
1990
113.1
86.7
23.5
1991
103.9
76.4
26.7
1992
106.1
78.6
28.8
1993
104.2
69.6
32.8
1994
105.3
69.1
36.3
1995
105.7
68.2
37.4
1996
112.5
72.1
39.9
1997
105.8
61.4
44.0
1998
95.7
41.4
53.6
1999
96.6
42.7
53.7
2000
87.6
32.5
55.1
2001
86.2
32.0
54.0
2002
90.5
36.1
54.4
2003
92.0
35.2
56.8
2004
94.7
40.3
54.4
2005
104.40
31.6
72.7
2006
109.2
46.3
63.1
2007
117.6
51.42
73.9
2008
129.2
48.6
80.1
2009
136.9
56.0
84.9
2010
153.0
51.5
107.2
2011
158.2
42.6
111.7
2012
152.1
37.4
110.0
2013
130.4
23.6
107.3
2014
98.6
16.3
85.6
2015
88.6
10.4
127.4
2016
79.1
16.2
142.0
 

Source : Rubber Development Department

   
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Total Rubber Land area according to administrative districts
 
District
Extent in 2010
Total
(Hectares)
Extent in 2002
Total
(Hectares)
Extent in 1982
Total
(Hectares)
Small Holding Sector
Estate
Sector
Small Holding Sector
Estate
Sector
Small Holding Sector
Estate
Sector
Colombo 4,159 2,161 6,320
3235
3829
7064
3923
6394
10317
Gampaha 3,548 287 3,835
2609
446
3055
2465
899
3364
Kaluthara 17,804 10,961 28,765
13332
16590
29922
17323
30309
47632
Kandy 1,548 306 1,854
964
202
1166
1310
817
2127
Matale 542 769 1,311
170
1691
1861
652
3770
4422
N' Eliya 6 0 6
20
2
22
36
188
224
Galle 2,815 3,167 5,982
1667
4851
6518
3340
11297
14637
Matara 2,719 1,286 4,005
1451
2163
3614
2567
4070
6637
Hambanthota 155 0 155
39
2
41
25
42
67
Kurunagala 1512 1,506 3,018
557
2196
2753
738
2552
3290
Puttlam 193 0 193            
Badulla 352 1,274 1,626
45
367
412
57
912
969
Monaragala 4,402 403 4,805
531
1300
1831
100
2092
2192
Rathnapura 14,048 12,557 26,605
9532
12137
21669
10249
19080
29329
Kegalle 21,316 15,849 37,165
14503
20250
34753
16652
29267
45919
Total 75,119 50,526 125,645
48655
66026
114681
59437
111689
171126
  Note : Estate Sector - Greater than or equal 20 acres
    Small holding sector - Less than 20 acres
  Source : Department of Census & Statistics
    Census of Agriculture 1982, 2002 & 2010
 
 
Rubber Extent in Different Districts - 2010
 
District
Smallholder sector
Estate sector (RPC & State)
Total
No. of holdings
Extent (ha)
No. of holdings
Extent (ha)
No. of holdings
Extent (ha)
Colombo
6,774
4,159
20
2,161
6,794
6,320
Gampaha
5,916
3,548
6
287
5,922
3,835
Kalutara
33,556
17,804
153
10,961
33,709
28,765
Kandy
2,699
1,548
6
306
2,705
1,854
Matale
489
542
14
769
503
1,311
N' Eliya
4
6
0
0
4
6
Galle
4,190
2,815
83
3,167
4,273
5,982
Matara
3,301
2,719
38
1,286
3,339
4,005
Hambanthota
276
155
0
0
276
155
Kurunagala
1,838
1,512
25
1,506
1,863
3,018
Puttlam
234
193
0
0
234
193
Badulla
368
352
28
1,274
396
1626
Monaragala
7,802
4,402
8
403
7,810
4,805
Rathnapura
21,028
14,048
138
12,557
21,166
26,605
Kegalle
38,473
21,316
193
15,849
38,666
37,165
Total
126,948
75,119
712
50,526
127,660
125,645
 
 

Distribution of rubber lands in different district in 1982, 2002 & 2010

 
 
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Monthly averages of auction prices for different rubber grades in 2016
 
Month
RSS prices (Rs.)
Latex Crepe prices (Rs.)
Scrap Crepe prices (Rs.)
RSS1
RSS2
RSS3
RSS4
RSS5
LC1X
LC1
LC2
LC3
LC4
1Xbr
2Xbr
3Xbr
4Xbr
Flat Bark
Jan 228.00 189.00       285.75 284.00 267.38 225.86 161.21 159.11 157.67 155.88 150.00 150.00
Feb 194.00 189.25 186.00 179.25   289.38 286.31 267.86 227.25 144.94 141.84 141.33 142.34 140.43  
Mar 208.68 205.47 190.00 181.50 182.00 287.14 282.83 257.71 242.25 147.13 145.31 139.67 147.13 142.50 138.00
Apr 232.63   230.00   212.00 278.33 276.75 254.80 226.60 179.20 169.20 163.42 166.25 158.40 153.00
May 245.33 239.00 240.00     272.51 272.17 237.25 210.67 179.17 169.29 160.25 165.70 158.98 137.00
Jun 268.15   255.00   231.00 267.50 261.50 226.50 205.75 178.38 170.13 165.17 162.21 157.71 135.00
Jul 249.00 245.50 241.00   233.25 250.00 249.00 222.50 210.38 209.25 172.50 170.00 168.75 159.50 143.42
Aug 229.33 228.47 215.50 214.00 214.50 234.71 231.00 208.75 200.10 189.81 174.33 171.80 175.11 166.78 152.00
Sep 231.93 221.50 217.00 216.75   222.83 219.29 205.71 193.71 175.64 172.14 171.00 170.75 162.79 152.50
Oct 238.30 234.80 234.10 234.00   229.60 221.00 212.00 204.79 193.07 185.50 180.75 179.05 172.50 164.00
Nov 262.50 261.29 255.33 252.13   235.33 236.66 232.45 230.66 228.91 224.00 222.45 205.89 204.60 175.00
Dec 285.21 283.00 283.00 297.00 288.00 280.00 275.57 269.93 265.33 265.25 257.60 252.67 242.50 240.00 219.50
Average 239.42 229.73 231.58 224.95 226.79 261.09 258.01 238.57 220.28 187.66 178.41 174.68 173.46 167.85 156.31
 
 
 
Changes observed in yearly averages of auction prices for RSS, Scrap Crape and Latex Crepe from 2000 to 2016
 
 
 
 
     
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