Natural Rubber (NR) decreased by 7.4 per cent in March 2017
Production of NR in March 2017 decreased by 7.4 per cent to 79,966 tonnes as compared to previous month. 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 were 731.80 sen per kilogramme and 863.07 sen per kilogramme, decreased by 8.3 per cent and 10.7 per cent respectively from February 2017.
At the end of March 2017, level of NR stocks went up by 4.1 per cent to 256,692 tonnes.
Data for March 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the April 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 May 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