Production of natural rubber (NR) dropped 14.1 per cent in September 2017
Natural rubber (NR) production dropped by 14.1 per cent in September 2017 to 52,472 tonnes compared to August 2017. Smallholding sector is the main contributor of NR production which is more than 90 per cent.
Average monthly price of latex concentrate and S.M.R.20 in September 2017 at 552.31 sen per kilogramme and 660.50 sen per kilogramme respectively. The average monthly price of latex concentrate increased by 8.79 sen per kilogramme (1.6%) from August 2017. Meanwhile, the average monthly price of S.M.R.20 increased by 16.25 sen per kilogramme (2.5%).
The level of NR stocks went up by 0.3 per cent to 194,095 tonnes at the end of September 2017.
Data for September 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the October 2017 publication.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
13 November 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