Production of natural rubber (NR) increased 11.1 per cent in August 2017
Production of NR in August 2017 was 61,252 tonnes against 55,121 tonnes in July 2017 with an increase of 11.1 per cent. Smallholding sector was the main contributor to the NR production of 93.0 per cent.
Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate was 543.52 sen per kilogramme, rose by 25.95 sen per kilogramme (5.0%) from July 2017. Meanwhile, Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 went up by 9.01 sen per kilogramme to 644.25 sen per kilogramme (1.4%).
Level of NR stocks at the end of August 2017 went up by 1.1 per cent to 194,281 tonnes as compared to the previous month.
Data for August 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the September 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 October 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