• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil, Once Top Rubber Exporter, Now Imports 2/3 of the Rubber It Uses

Brazil may once again become a natural rubber exporter. According to the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Roberto Rodrigues, the country currently imports two thirds of what is consumed, however, has the capacity to have a competitive production.

“We have a formidable production potential that cannot be wasted,” stated the Minister on Friday, August 5, at the Brazilian Rural Society (SRB) headquarters in São Paulo.


Eyeing this potential, the Brazilian government, together with entrepreneurs, inaugurated yesterday at the SRB the Sectorial Chamber for the Rubber Productive Chain, which aims at gathering together all the links in the sector’s chain to improve the activity’s development in the country.


“The idea is to create mechanisms to recover the internal production and then transform ourselves into exporters,” said Rodrigues.


According to him, it is necessary to organize the rubber productive chain to make the final product more competitive and sustainable. The country produces annually 100,000 tons of rubber and consumes 300,000 tons.


According to the Rubber Sectorial Chamber and SRB president, João de Almeida Sampaio, Brazil has about 140,000 hectares of rubber trees for production and may reach 220,000 hectares in the next ten years.


The rubber productive chain generates between 70,000 and 80,000 direct jobs in the plantations and 150,000 in the product’s industrial and transformation process.


According to Sampaio, the main producing countries are Thailand, with 2.4 million tons, Indonesia, with 2 million, and India, with 800,000 tons.


Anba – www.anba.com.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Task Force Ends Malaria in Peru and Colombia Border

Known as the Vale do Javari Task Force, and coordinated by Brazil’s National Health ...

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope’s Brazil Visit Will Try to Stanch Loss of Faithful to Evangelicals

Pope Benedict XVI urged prayers of support for his trip to Brazil next week, ...

Brazilians Now Expected to Live Over 72, 3 Years More than a Decade Ago

Brazilian population's life expectancy has risen from 69.66 years, as of 1998, to 72.86 ...

Despite Bad Infrastructure Brazil Expects 17% Growth in Tourism This Year

Brazil's tourism sector should continue growing in 2008, according to businessmen and executives in ...

US Counts on Paraguay to Tame Brazil and Argentina

Two soccer teams played for a spot in the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores ...

Brazilian Food: A World Beyond Churrasco

When folks think of Brazilian food, most probably they picture slabs of beef, chicken ...

Lula Calls Himself ‘Most Optimistic of Brazilians’

In his final “Breakfast with the President” radio appearance this year, Brazilian President Luiz ...

Brazil to Provide 70% of a US$ 100 Million Mercosur Fund

The general undersecretary for South America in Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, José Eduardo ...

Brazil Urges Military to Reinstate Overthrown Honduran President

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil condemned the military coup d'état in ...

The Alchemist Is 20. Brazilian Paulo Coelho Celebrates Across the Web

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Alchemist's first release in Brazil, Brazilian author ...