Production of natural rubber increased 15.1 per cent in June 2017
Natural rubber production in June 2017 was 50,614 tonnes, an increase of 15.1 per cent compared to 43,962 tonnes in the previous month. Smallholding sector was a major contributor to the production of natural rubber with a contribution exceeding 90 per cent.
Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate was 573.08 sen per kilogramme, decreased by 9.1 per cent from 630.52 sen per kilogramme in May 2017. Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 also showed a decrease of 7.3 per cent to 602.71 sen per kilogramme compared to 650.05 sen per kilogramme in the previous month.
Domestic consumption of natural rubber dropped 4.4 per cent from 40,965 tonnes to 39,183 tonnes within the same period. Rubber gloves industry remains as the main domestic consumer with consumption of more than 70 per cent.
Stocks of natural rubber at the end of June 2017 was 198,994 tonnes against 208,200 tonnes in May 2017 with a decrease of 4.4 per cent.
Data for June 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the July 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 August 2017
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