Overseas sales from the world's second-largest rubber producer may climb higher this year, said Asril Sutan Amir, vice chairman of the Indonesian Rubber Association."There has been a big increase in orders for small farmers," which is helping boost their consumption, Amir, who is also the chairman of rubber exporter Batanghari Group, said in an interview.
"We want to plant more trees."
Exports of rubber and related products rose to $5.53 billion last year, while overseas sales of edible oils increased to $6 billion, according to the statistics agency.Rubber companies pay farmers 85 percent of the export price, Amir
Rubber futures have risen 66 percent since falling to their lowest in 14 months on Nov. 24.