The development of the rubber industry in West Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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When it is borne in mind that only 5 per oeat1 of natural rubber is consumed in the producing countries and that of the $1,000 million in foreign exchange that the sale of rubber brings in annually these countries must immediately reserve $300 million to purchase rubber goods from industrialized countries, it is easy to see the many advantages that can theoretically be expected from establishing local rubber industries in these countries.