Natural rubber production dropped 22.7 per cent in April 2018
Natural rubber production in April 2018 was 35,845 tonnes, dropped by 22.7 per cent as compared to 46,381 tonnes in March 2018. For year-on-year, the production also showed a decrease of 27.1 per cent.
Average price of Latex Concentrate was 445.48 sen per kilogramme, decreased by 5.5 per cent as compared to March 2018 and the average price of Standard Malaysian Rubber 20 (S.M.R 20) also decreased by 4.6 per cent to 528.90 sen per kilogramme.
Domestic consumption of natural rubber also declined by 4.8 per cent in April 2018 to 43,527 tonnes. Natural rubber is widely used in the rubber glove industry with consumption of 32,893 tonnes or 75.6 per cent of the total natural rubber domestic consumption.
Stock of natural rubber recorded at the end of April 2018 decreased 9.8 per cent from 281,741 tonnes to 254,081 tonnes.
Data for April 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the May 2018 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 June 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my