Where is Natural Rubber Latex produced?

Today, more than 90 percent of the NRL supply comes from Southeast Asia locations such as Thailand, Malaysia and India. Rubber trees require a hot, damp climate, and grow only in the "Rubber Belt" — an equatorial zone that stretches around the world. In 1876, the English, in recognition of the difficulties of securing quality rubber from the jungle, hit upon the idea of growing rubber on plantations. From their efforts, the cultivated rubber tree plantations of Southeast Asia and parts of Africa have developed.