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Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysia's Export of Rubber Products


  • Exports of rubber products from Malaysia surpassed RM21 billion in 2017, recording a growth of 19.2% year-on-year.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, reaching RM17.5 billion in 2017 and accounted for 80.6% of the total exports of rubber products.
  • Exports of non-latex goods recorded an annual increase of 19.5% in 2017.


Chart 5: Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products, 2010-2017
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • Footwear recorded a decline in export performance by 12.4% in 2017 despite a strong growth of 27.9% the previous year.
  • Exports in the general rubber goods and industrial rubber goods segments expanded by 10.6% and 50.4% respectively
  • Exports of inner tubes and tyres grew by 50.4% and 22.4% respectively in 2017 compared to -25.9% and -2.5% the previous year.


Chart 6: Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products, 2010-2017
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

Destination

  • Malaysian rubber products are exported to over 190 countries.
  • In 2017, the USA and EU remained the largest markets for Malaysian rubber products, accounting for a combined 52% 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, 2017

Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products by Destination in 2016


Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products


Table 1 : Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products, 2010-2017

Rubber Product Value (RM Million)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
6,654.2
8,817.0
9,489.2
9,363.2
9,436.5
11,764.8
11,848.8
14,283.8
Surgical Gloves
727.6
1,074.5
1,070.6
1,170.3
1,265.4
1,332.2
1,432.6
1,572.0
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
224.1
416.8
422.1
435.4
520.3
656.3
666.0
843.7
Latex Thread
785.5
848.2
658.5
575.4
445.6
515.9
520.5
689.8
Condoms
203.7
277.1
336.8
354.0
325.5
431.0
388.5
436.8
Wires, Cables and Other Electrical Conductors
17.3
30.7
37.1
36.0
25.7
33.3
35.3
229.0
Seals and Gaskets
53.3
73.8
72.9
84.5
93.5
137.3
183.3
201.8
Catheters
91.4
149.1
211.0
316.6
428.1
311.2
201.9
195.0
Foam Products
60.3
74.5
73.0
82.4
96.5
106.9
119.4
132.6
Precured Treads
74.2
58.5
44.7
42.4
97.7
97.6
95.3
108.7
Beltings
52.4
54.9
70.0
42.8
39.2
32.2
35.3
35.6
Finger Stalls
13.9
13.5
13.5
13.0
14.5
19.3
20.3
23.9
Teats & Soothers
8.6
11.8
12.9
17.0
8.3
15.5
14.4
14.1