Which Country Produces the Most Natural Rubber?

Natural Rubber Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2018, Thailand ranked the highest in natural rubber production with 4,744 kt followed by Indonesia and Vietnam. On the other end of the scale was Dominican Republic with 0.062 kt, Brunei with 0.255 kt and Central African Republic with 1.18 kt.

Total natural rubber production reached 14,335 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.41 % more than in the previous year and 25.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total natural rubber production reached an all time high of 14,335 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 2,120 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.41 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Thailand, accounted for 33.1 % of natural rubber production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 66.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 94.5 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Natural Rubber Production indicator page.

Natural Rubber Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Brazil kt 177 186 192 191 190
China kt 802 865 840 816 816
Guatemala kt 347 356 369 359 333
India kt 900 900 940 950 956
Indonesia kt 3,012 3,108 3,153 3,145 3,307
Ivory Coast kt 257 290 262 350 453
Liberia kt 78.3 74.6 75.8 76.5 74.1
Malaysia kt 923 826 669 722 674
Mexico kt 47.6 51.4 73.7 64.9 62.4
Myanmar kt 162 174 195 209 222
Nigeria kt 148 150 149 145 145
Philippines kt 443 445 453 398 363
Sri Lanka kt 151 130 146 91.8 79.1
Thailand kt 4,139 4,305 4,566 4,466 4,530
Vietnam kt 877 947 961 1,013 1,035