The Indian Rubber Industry
Rubber Industry profile
• 83 per cent of the area of rubber cultivation in India is
in the state of Kerala
• With around 6000 unit comprising 30 large scale, 300
medium scale and around 5600 SSI/tiny sector units,
• Manufacturing 35000 rubber products, employing 400
thousand people, including around 22000 technically
qualified support personnel,
• With a turnover of Rs.200 billions and contributing
Rs.40 billions to the National Exchequer through
• taxes, duties and other levies,
• The Indian Rubber Industry plays a core sector role in
the Indian national economy.
• The wide range of rubber products manufactured
by the Indian rubber industry comprises
• All types of heavy duty earth moving tyres. Auto
tyres, tubes, automobile parts, footwear, belting,
hoses, cycle tyres and tubes, cables and wires,
camelback, battery boxes, latex products,
pharmaceutical goods, besides moulded and
extruded goods for mass consumption
• The important areas which the industry caters
• all the three wings of defence, civil, aviation,
aeronautics, railways, agriculture, transport as
also textile engineering industries,
pharmaceuticals, mines, steel plants, ports,
family planning programmes, hospitals,
sports, practically to every conceivable field
• The rubber sector comprises mainly of
industry verticals like plantations engaged in
the primary production of Natural Rubber
(NR)that includes rubber sheets, block rubber
• Manufacture of synthetic rubber, manufacture
of auto tyres, tubes and numerous rubber-
based products and the dealers and exporters
engaged in marketing and trade.
• With an estimated turnover of over Rs7,60,000 million
and exports of over $ 2770 million in 2013-14 the
manufacturing segment of the rubber sector (auto
tyres, rubes and other rubber based goods) play no less
• The range of products exported include automotive
tyres and tubes, Rubber and canvas footwear, cycle
tyres, pharmaceutical goods, rubber hoses, cots and
aprons, belts and beltings,sheeting etc.
• These products are exported to over 85 countries,
including USA, Germany, France, U.K., Italy, UAE, Saudi
Arabia, Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh etc
• Product with SITC-231 (natural rubber, natural
gums, and primary forms) has identified ten
potential countries, namely: China, Germany,
Korea, USA, Iran, Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal,
France, and Turkey.
• These ten countries have been identified and
analysed as potential countries that imported
natural rubber and natural gums in primary forms
for period 2001 until 2010
• China is the most potential market
• China, the US and Europe together represented
c.50% of global imports in 2013, with China’s
share of global imports growing from c.20% to
c.30% between 2004 and 2013.
• China and India, which accounted for c.90% of
incremental global import trade flow between
2004 and 2013, are expected to capture a similar
share of incremental imports in the period up to
India’s Premier International Trade Facilitation & Export Promotion Council set up by
the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Organised Buyer Seller
Meet for Rubber Products and Automobile Tyres and Tubes
Chemical and Allied Products export promotion council ( includes Rubber
Tel.: +91 22 2352 3410 / 0084
Cell: +91 98203 78805
Add: D/17, Commerce Centre,
78, Tardeo Road, Mumbai.
Pincode: 400 034, India.
• Rubber Board
• Market Research and study reports on consultancy basis are
prepared by the Market Promotion Department on request. The
study is normally conducted to assess the potential of a new
product or to find out new areas for application. It also helps to
understand the critical success determinants in the existing line of
business based on understanding of the market dynamics.
• Rubber Board
Kottayam -686 002
• Ph: 91-481-2301231
• Fax: 91-481-2571380
• To promote the dissemination of knowledge on all aspects of
rubber science and technology by holding meetings, seminars,
workshops, short term courses, conferences, discussions, lectures
and the publication of technical papers, periodicals, books, etc.
• To act as a bridge between the industry and academia for sharing of
Indian Rubber Institute (IRI)
IRI Head Office
169, 4th Floor, Karnani Estate
209, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700017
Phone- (033) 2283 0421, (0) 9804784764.
Rubber Board ….
• Information in the report include:
• Information regarding production, imports and exports
• Demand-supply scenario of major user countries
• Price trends
• Country-wise imports and exports in terms of quantity
• Short-listing of countries importing and exporting
• Comparative study of prices realized by major players
• Information on importers, exporters, manufacturers,
traders and other competitors
• Analysis of Imports of natural rubber
• During : 2013 – 2015
• India imported natural rubber worth USD 2,077,371,861
with total quantity of 992,044,853.
• Indonesia is the largest supplier of natural rubber
accounting for imports worth USD 852,078,674 followed by
Vietnam and Thailand which exported natural rubber worth
USD 532,083,420 and USD 529,532,369 respectively.
• Chennai Sea accounted for 53.2% of imports followed by
Nhava Sheva Sea and Mundra which account for 22.9% and
9.1% of imports respectively.
• Average price of natural rubber per unit is USD 2.09 and
average value per shipment is 162,244
Analysis of Exports of natural rubber latex under
HS Code 40011020
• India exported natural rubber latex worth USD
4,373,753 under HS Code 40011020 with total quantity
• Germany is the largest buyer of natural rubber latex
accounting for exports worth USD 851,455 followed by
China and Spain which imported natural rubber latex
worth USD 575,681 and USD 503,196 respectively.
• All shipments were exported from Cochin Sea
• Average price of natural rubber latex per unit is USD
2.00 and average value per shipment is 69,425
Analysis of Exports of rubber hand gloves
under HS Code 4015
• India exported rubber hand gloves worth USD 450,664
under HS Code 4015 with total quantity of 87,057.
• United Arab Emirates is the largest buyer of rubber
hand gloves accounting for exports worth USD 209,019
followed by United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia which
imported rubber hand gloves worth USD 156,533 and
USD 48,586 respectively.
• Nhava Sheva Sea accounted for 48% of exports
followed by Bombay Air Cargo and Mundra which
account for 34.8% and 9.1% of exports respectively.
• Average price of rubber hand gloves per unit is USD
5.18 and average value per shipment is 2,323
Analysis of Exports of men's rubber slipper
• India exported men's rubber slipper worth USD 159,807
with total quantity of 38,823.
• Saudi Arabia is the largest buyer of mens rubber slipper
accounting for exports worth USD 35,542 followed by
United Kingdom and United States which imported mens
rubber slipper worth USD 29,805 and USD 21,257
• Tughlakabad accounted for 30.4% of exports followed by
Delhi Air Cargo and Nhava Sheva Sea which account for
23.4% and 21.3% of exports respectively.
• Average price of men's rubber slipper per unit is USD
4.12 and average value per shipment is 1,378
Analysis of Exports of rubber backed coir mats
under HS Code 4016
• India exported rubber backed coir mats worth USD 119,178
under HS Code 4016 with total quantity of 52,036.
• United States is the largest buyer of rubber backed coir
mats accounting for exports worth USD 46,652 followed by
Saudi Arabia and Greece which imported rubber backed
coir mats worth USD 20,793 and USD 10,920 respectively.
• Cochin Sea accounted for 93.3% of exports followed by
Nhava Sheva Sea and Cochin which account for 5.7% and
0.6% of exports respectively.
• Average price of rubber backed coir mats per unit is USD
2.29 and average value per shipment is 1,779
Some Important Links
• Rubber Board – India - http://rubberboard.org.in/
• Malaysia Rubber Board
• Global Rubber Markets
• India Rubber Meet
• Rubber Mark
• Rubber Park
• World Trade Daily
• World Trade Centre
• Data bases on Rubber Industry