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Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysian Rubber Production, Consumption and Trade


Production

  • NR made up 80% of total production of rubber in 2018 with 603.3 thousand tonnes. Production of SR rose by 6.5% to 149.1 thousand tonnes in 2018 from 140.0 thousand tonnes in 2017.

Consumption

  • Rubber consumption grew by 7.1% year-on-year (yoy) to 1,047.6 thousand tonnes with NR consumption increasing by 5.4% to 515.4 thousand tonnes while SR rose by 8.6% to 532.2 thousand tonnes in 2018.

Chart 3: Malaysia's Production and Consumption of Rubber, 2011 – 2018
(thousand tonnes)

Malaysian Rubber Production, Consumption and Trade

 


Import

  • NR and SR imports accounted for 65.5% and 34.5% respectively of the total rubber imports in 2018. NR imports declined by 5.2% yoy to 1,013.8 thousand tonnes while imports of SR increased by 5.5% yoy to 534.8 thousand tonnes in 2018.


Export

  • NR remained the biggest export in 2018, accounting for 87.8% of total rubber exports, while SR accounted for 12.2%. SR exports declined by 7.2% yoy to 151.7 thousand tonnes.


Chart 4: Malaysia's Trade in Rubber, 2011 – 2018
(thousand tonnes)

Malaysian Rubber Production, Consumption and Trade 2011-2018 (Jan-June)<br>(thousand tonnes)