Natural rubber production in June 2019 decreased 16.9 per cent
Malaysia’s natural rubber production in June 2019 was 36,957 tonnes, decreased 10.7 per cent as compared to 41,364 tonnes as recorded in June 2018. Month-on-month comparison showed the production of natural rubber declined by 16.9 per cent from 44,479 tonnes in May 2019.
Exports of Malaysia's natural rubber amounted 54,547 tonnes, decreased by 4.1 per cent against 56,850 tonnes in May 2019. China is the main destination of exported natural rubber, 61.3 per cent of the total exports in June 2019 followed by Germany (9.8%), U.S.A. (3.6%), Iran (3.4%) and Korea (1.9%).
Stocks of natural rubber recorded in June 2019 was 165,596 tonnes, decreased by 6.4 per cent from 176,972 tonnes in May 2019.
Average price of Latex Concentrate was 496.61 sen per kilogramme in June 2019, increased by 2.5 per cent whereas the average price of Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 (S.M.R.20) decreased 0.3 per cent to 623.92 sen per kilogramme as compared to the average price recorded in May 2019.
Total domestic consumption of natural rubber was 38,791 tonnes, a decrease of 10.9 per cent against 43,529 tonnes as reported in May 2019. Natural rubber is widely used in the manufacturing of rubber glove industry with a consumption of 28,817 tonnes or 74.3 per cent of the total domestic consumption.
Data for June 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the July 2019 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 August 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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