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Production of natural rubber 722.1 thousand tonnes in 2015

Monthly Rubber Statistics Malaysia, December 2016

Release Date : Tuesday 14, February 2017 1200

Natural Rubber (NR) increased by 5.2 per cent in December 2016

Natural rubber (NR) production increased by  5.2 per cent in December 2016 to  69,727 tonnes as compared to November 2016. The main contributor of NR  production is from smallholding sector with  92.9 per cent.

Average monthly price of Latex Concentrate was  615.88 sen per kilogramme, rose by  77.43 sen per kilogramme from the previous month. For Standard Malaysian Rubber 20, the average monthly price also went up by  127.39 sen per kilogramme to  839.55 sen per kilogramme.

Exports of NR in December 2016 recorded at  61,380 tonnes increased by  12.4 per cent as compared to the previous month. Five main destinations of NR exports were China, Germany, Iran, U.S.A and Finland.

Meanwhile, domestic consumption of NR dropped by  0.9 per cent to  40,838 tonnes within the same period. Rubber gloves industry remains as a main domestic consumer of NR at  74.9 per cent.

At the end of December 2016, level of NR stocks increased by  10.4 per cent to  203,451 tonnes.



Table 1 presents the principal statistics of rubber for December 2016 while Chart 1 shows the monthly time series.




Data for December 2016 is  provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the January 2017 publication.


Released By:

14 February 2017

Contact person:
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