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Natural rubber production.

Natural rubber production.

Rubber is produced naturally from the latex obtained from rubber trees.

The top producers of natural rubber in the world is a number of nations in Southeast Asia and India.

Rubber is useful because of its high resilience, waterproof properties, and large stretch ratio.

They are various sources of rubber, but the most common is the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Another one is the vines in the genus Landolphia yield the Congo rubber or dandelion milk.

In 2013, nearly 28 million tons of rubber was produced in the world and natural rubber accounted for 44% of this production. The most popular countries are Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, together accounted for 72% of the natural rubber produced in the world.

The leading natural rubber producing countries in the world are Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and China.

 

 

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Title- Rubber trees
Author- Johan Fantenberg 
Source- Flickr 
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