Agriculture and Environment Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
 

Cost of Production of Rubber per kilogramme 2002/03 - 2014/15

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Item   2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
1. Cultivation cost                            

A. Cost of labour, labour wages inclusive of supplements, salaries of-field supervisors

  6.78 11.53 6.78 11.44 19.52 16.34 20.45 23.93 25.12 38.07 38.69 41.94 40.04

B. Cost of materials- manure,dolomite,sprays,chemicals,tractor/truck operating costs, field tools, other cost of maintaining natural rubber

  2.76 3.14 3.26 3.28 6.26 3.33 8.33 9.75 5.40 5.25 6.76 6.50 11.31

C. Tapping/collecting cost- tapping/collecting labour inclusive of supplements, drivers inclusive of supplements, tapping supervisors salaries,truck/tractors supplements, tapping supervisors salaries,truck/tractors

  16.78 22.10 27.93 28.72 25.88 31.47 33.78 39.52 44.98 50.59 57.71 59.10 66.06
Group Total
  26.32 36.77 37.97 43.44 51.66 51.14 62.56 73.2 75.50 93.91 103.16 107.54 117.41
                             
2. Cost of maintaining                            

Young rubber-manure, dolomite, sprays chemicals, plants from nursery, baskets field tools, tractor/truck operating cost, other material costs

  5.23 5.70 6.41 13.04 12.65 13.00 18.27 21.38 28.52 37.23 41.27 48.30 32.96
Group Total
  5.23 5.70 6.41 13.04 12.65 13.00 18.27 21.38 28.52 37.23 41.27 48.30 32.96
 
3. Factory cost

A. Wages and salaries- total weges of labour including supplements, total salaries of rubber makers, mechanics, other factory staff

  2.64 1.81 1.79 2.62 1.68 3.79 2.90 3.39 4.08 8.72 8.66 9.5 9.62

B. Factory materials- chemicals, firewood, fuel, diesel, furnace oil, electricity packing materials, acids, other sundries, machinery and general factory maintenance

  3.87 3.02 2.68 3.30 2.33 7.88 3.81 4.46 8.24 9.82 9.37

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9.02

Group Total
  3.87 4.83 4.47 5.92 4.01 11.67 6.71 7.85 12.32 18.54 18.03 19.6 18.64
                             
4. Marketing and agency house expenses                            

Transport to colombo, storage and handling, brokerage, agency commission and other marketing costs.

  0.68 0.75 0.80 0.57 0.44 1.00 0.72 0.84 1.49 2.66 3.19 4.6 2.98
Group Total
  0.68 0.75 0.80 0.57 0.44 1.00 0.72 0.84 1.49 2.66 3.19 4.60 2.98
                             
5. Cost of state maintenance                            

A. Cost of labour, wages of labour including supplements.

  0.52 1.41 3.65 2.57 2.64 2.06 5.33 6.24 4.12 4.16 6.93 10.20 4.04

B. Other equipments- lines, latrines, other building, roads, water supply estate boundaries, and other general estate maintenance

  2.02 2.87 3.33 1.76 2.04 3.79 2.09 2.45 4.36 9.62 9.57 11.50 11.56
Group Total
  2.54 4.28 6.98 4.33 4.68 5.85 7.42 8.69 8.48 13.78 16.50 21.70 15.60
                             
6. Estate general charges                            

Salaries allowances, director fees, visiting charges, holiday weges, feeding and schooling, sanitation, medical maternity, all insurance, E.P.F. contribution, concessionary grants, office supplies, rent depreciation auditor's fees bonus to staff workers, compensation and other general charges

  18.48 13.65 15.93 20.35 28.86 37.23 40.15 46.98 61.92 57.58 77.27 80.30 78.81
Group Total
  18.48 13.65 15.93 20.35 28.86 37.23 40.15 46.98 61.92 57.58 77.27 80.30 78.81
                             
Total Cost Per Kilogramme Of Made Rubber
  59.76 65.98 72.56 87.65 102.31 119.89 135.83 158.94 188.23 223.69 259.43 282.04 266.41
                             

Note:
(1) This estimate includes the transport cost from factory to Colombo also.
 

  Agriculture and Environmental Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.