Production of natural rubber (NR) increased 28.5 per cent in October 2017
Production of natural rubber (NR) increased by 14,931 tonnes (28.5%) to 67,403 tonnes in October 2017 as compared to the previous month. Year-on-year comparisons also showed an increase of 8.3 per cent compared to October 2016. The main contributor of NR production is from smallholding sector which is more than 90 per cent.
Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate and Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 in October 2017 were 489.36 sen per kilogramme and 601.21 sen per kilogramme, decreased by 11.4 per cent and 9.0 per cent respectively from September 2017.
Domestic consumption of NR in October 2017 was 42,753 tonnes, increased by 2,092 tonnes (5.2%) as compared to the previous month. Rubber glove industry was the largest industry using NR of 31,041 tonnes (72.9%).
At the end of October 2017, level of NR stocks increased by 12,564 tonnes (6.5%) to 206,593 tonnes.
Data for October 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the November 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
13 December 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