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Production by origin

The SIPH Group’s production comes from its own plantations (28 %) and from purchases from independent growers (72 %)

The rubber produced by SIPH has two distinct origins:

  • 28 % is produced on SIPH’s own plantations
  • 72 % 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 178,057 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 83 % of all rubber bought by the SIPH group.

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

Production from Ghanaian independent growers is currently around 30,400 tonnes in 2018 and will reach 50,000 tonnes in 2020.

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


Own production: 69,184 tons in 2018

 

Ivory Coast:

SAPH has the oldest plantations, where the trees have reached a balanced level of maturity, with an annual production exceeding 29,910 tons.

Ghana:

Current production (which is of the order of 17,130 tons) will reach 20,000 tons in 2020.

Nigeria:

For the main part, these plantations had been rehabilitated by Michelin when they were given to SIPH in 2006. Current production which is 18,568 tons will increase steadily to overtake 30.000 tons in ten years.

Libéria :

Current production is 5,576 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.


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