Natural rubber production rose 16.3 per cent in June 2018
Average price of Latex Concentrate was recorded at 439.83 sen per kilogramme whereas the average price of Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 (S.M.R 20) was 545.20 sen per kilogramme, both diminished at 9.7 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively as compared to the average price in May 2018.
Exports of natural rubber amounted to 52,395 tonnes and showed a decrease of 8.5 per cent against the previous month. The main destinations for natural rubber exports were China, Germany, Iran, Turkey and U.S.A.
Domestic consumption of natural rubber in June 2018 shrank at 7.3 per cent to 40,830 tonnes. The rubber glove industry uses 31,391 tonnes or 76.9 per cent of the total domestic consumption of natural rubber.
Stock of natural rubber was 196,410 tonnes, decreased by 9.2 per cent as compared to 216,217 tonnes at the end of May 2018.
Data for June 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the July 2018 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
13 August 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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