Production of natural rubber dropped 12.6 per cent in November 2017
Natural rubber (NR) production dropped by 12.6 per cent in November 2017 to 58,733 tonnes compared to October 2017. Smallholding sector is the main contributor of NR production which is more than 90 per cent.
Average monthly price of latex concentrate and S.M.R. 20 in November 2017 were 474.89 sen per kilogramme and 581.20 sen per kilogramme, decreased by 3.0 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively compared to October 2017.
Domestic consumption of NR in November 2017 decreased by 0.7 per cent to 42,268 tonnes as compared to the previous month. The largest industry using NR was rubber glove industry of 30,991 tonnes (73.3%).
Data for November 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the December 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 January 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my