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In 2015, total marine fish landings 1,486.1 thousand tonnes
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Production of natural rubber 722.1 thousand tonnes in 2015

Monthly Rubber Statistics Malaysia, January 2017

Release Date : Monday 13, March 2017 1200

Natural Rubber (NR) dropped by 4.1 per cent in January 2017

In January 2017, production of natural rubber dropped by  4.1 percent to  66,617 tonnes as compared to December 2016. Smallholding sector was the main contributor to the production of natural rubber which is  93.7 per cent.

Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate and Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 were  710.70 sen per kilogramme and  957.23 sen per kilogramme, increased by  15.4 per cent and  14.0 per cent respectively from the previous month.

Exports of NR in January 2017 decreased by  17.9 per cent to  50,410 tonnes as compared to December 2016. Five main destinations of NR exports were China, Germany, Iran, U.S.A. and Republic of Korea.

Meanwhile, domestic consumption of natural rubber declined by  2.5 per cent to  39,861 tonnes within the same period. The main domestic consumers of natural rubber is dominated by rubber gloves industry at  74.9 per cent.

Level of NR stocks went up by  8.8 per cent to  221,376 tonnes at the end of January 2017.






Data for January 2017 is  provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the February 2017 publication.


Released By:

13 March 2017

Contact person:
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my