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Monthly Rubber Statistics Malaysia, December 2017

Release Date : Tuesday 13, February 2018 1200

Production of natural rubber gained 14.3 per cent in December 2017


Natural rubber (NR) production gained by  14.3 per cent in December 2017 to  67,125 tonnes as compared to November 2017. Smallholding sector remained as the main contributor of NR production which is more than  90 per cent.

Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate and Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 (S.M.R 20) in December 2017 were  473.11 sen per kilogramme and  580.79 sen per kilogramme, decreased by  0.4 per cent and  0.1 per cent respectively as compared to November 2017.

Exports of NR in December 2017 was recorded at  51,995 tonnes, increased by  9.3 per cent than the previous month.  Five main destinations of NR exports were China, Germany, Iran, U.S.A. and Finland.

Domestic consumption of NR in December 2017 rose by  2.7 per cent to  43,617 tonnes as compared to the previous month. The largest industry using NR was rubber glove industry at  32,169 tonnes (73.8%).

Meanwhile in terms of stocks, the level of NR stocks increased by  6.4 per cent to  230,315 tonnes at the end of December 2017.





Data for December 2017 is provisional.  The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the January 2018 publication.


Released By:

13 February 2018

Contact person:
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