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Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysia's Export of Rubber Products


  • Malaysia's exports of rubber products increased by 9.2% to RM23.6 billion in 2018.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, accounting for 81.5% of the total exports of rubber products in 2018. Export of non-latex goods increased by 4.5% to RM4.4 billion in 2018.


Chart 5: Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products, 2011 – 2018
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • In 2018, exports of industrial rubber goods expanded by 23.7% yoy to RM1.37 billion while general rubber goods increased by 1.2% to RM1.32 billion.


Chart 6: Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products, 2011 – 2018
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

Destination

  • Malaysian rubber products are exported to more than 190 countries. USA and EU (EU28) remained the largest markets for Malaysian rubber products, accounting for a combined 53% share of total exports of rubber products.
  • Malaysia remains the world's leading supplier of medical gloves (examination and surgical gloves), supplying more than 50% of the global demand.
  • Malaysia is also one of the world's leading suppliers of foley catheters, condoms and latex threads (in value terms).


Chart 7: Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products by Destination, 2018

Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products by Destination in 2018


Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products


Table 1 : Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products, 2014 – 2018

Rubber Product Value (RM Million)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
9436.5
11764.8
11848.8
14283.8
16190.6
Surgical Gloves
1265.4
1332.2
1432.6
1572.0
1550.7
New Tyres
929.5
1059.4
1042.0
1402.0
1198.9
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
520.3
656.3
666.0
843.7
962.9
Latex Threads
445.6
515.9
520.5
689.8
571.0
Catheters
428.1
311.2
201.9
195.0
351.1
Condoms
325.5
431.0
388.5
436.8
338.0
Seals and Gaskets
93.5
137.3
183.3
201.8
212.1
Foam Products
96.5
106.9
119.4
132.6
119.1
Precured Treads
97.7
97.6
95.3
108.7
102.2
Floor Coverings and Mats
66.9
66.6
82.5
91.9
92.1
Fenders
48.9
39.2
44.9
47.4
51.5
Structural Bearings
32.7
10.4
14.2
22.7
35.8
Rubber Bands
46.9
29.3
27.6
35.3
30.3