Central No. 1 Document Of 2019: Consolidating Natural Rubber Production Capacity

- Feb 22, 2019-

On the evening of February 19th, the "Opinions on Adhering to the Priority of Agricultural and Rural Development and Doing a Good Job of "Three Rural Issues" issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council pointed out that this year and next year is the decisive period for the comprehensive construction of a well-off society. Many hard tasks that must be completed, the full text of more than 11,000 words of the text put forward new requirements for rural reform and development, comprehensively promote rural revitalization, and ensure the successful completion of the rural reform and development goals and tasks promised by 2020.

The opinion pointed out that rice and wheat should be used as compulsory varieties to stabilize corn production and ensure that the grains are basically self-sufficient and the rations are absolutely safe. Accelerate the legislative process of food security guarantees. On the basis of improving quality and efficiency, we will consolidate the production capacity of natural rubber.

In China, the huge demand for natural rubber and the low production of natural rubber due to unsuitable planting have led to a very high dependence on natural rubber in China. In 2013, China imported 1,539,300 tons of natural rubber, accounting for 58.39% of the total consumption; in 2017, China imported 2,793,400 tons of natural rubber, accounting for 51.73% of the total consumption.