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Japan’s Campaigns in World War-II and the Rubber Crisis

The importance of rubber production from strategic and security reasons was realized during World War –II when Japan moved to conquer Southeast Asia, and made 90% of the world’s natural rubber (Hevea) unavailable to the allies. Rubber was used in tires and other components of military vehicles; and its strategic importance was realized during the […]

World Rubber Production

Global natural rubber production stood at around 12 million tonnes in 2014 and Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam are the top natural Rubber Producing countries. Vietnam is the new entry at third place, which was earlier held by Malaysia. Overall, the nine big rubber producing countries are Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines […]