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Production by origin

The SIPH Group’s production comes from its own plantations (34 %) and from purchases from independent growers (66 %)

The rubber produced by SIPH has two distinct origins:

  • 34 % is produced on SIPH’s own plantations
  • 66 % is bought by SIPH from independent growers

These two origins contribute in different ways to SIPH’s results:

  • With fixed production costs, SIPH’s own produced rubber has an economic leverage effect when prices are high,
  • The cost of rubber bought from growers is proportional to prices: it therefore has an economic cushioning effect when prices are low.

The SIPH Group promotes independent rubber cultivation

With 145.098 tonnes of rubber bought from independent growers, SIPH actively contributes to the development of independent rubber cultivation.

The dynamic nature of the growers in the Ivory Coast has made this country the leading rubber producer in Africa. With a 30 to 40 % share of the market in the Ivory Coast, the group is actively involved in the expected increase in growth over the next few years. Rubber bought in the Ivory Coast currently represents around 87 % of all rubber bought by the SIPH group.

The success of the promotion of the ruber production made by GREL with the independent Outgrowers continues to produce its beneficial effects.

Production from Ghanaian independent growers is currently around 18,000 tonnes in 2016 and will reach 50,000 tonnes in 2020.

Purchases of rubber in Nigeria and Liberia are minimal for the group.


Own production: 72,660 tons in 2016

41 % of SIPH’s own production comes from the Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast:

SAPH has the oldest plantations, where the trees have reached a balanced level of maturity, with an annual production exceeding 29,995 tons.

Ghana:

In the process of rehabilitation since 1993, current production (which is of the order of 16,342 tons) will reach 21,000 tons in 2020 and stabilise at 43,000 tons in 2030.

Nigeria:

For the main part, these plantations had been rehabilitated by Michelin when they were given to SIPH in 2006. Current production which is 21,627 tons will increase steadily to overtake 31.000 tons in ten years.

Libéria :

Current production is 4,695 tons which should be maintained for the 20 years needed for complete rehabilitation of the plantations. 

SIPH has a policy of responsible replanting.

Possible expansion of land for planting

As well as replanting plantations, SIPH is actively looking for new land to expand the existing plantations.

Additional land has been obtained in Ghana and in Nigeria, where planting has been taking place for the last three years.

In Liberia, a concession signed with the State means that the group now has potential access to 35,000 hectares.


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