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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% yoy.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, reaching RM17.5 billion in 2017 and accounted for 80.7% of the total exports of rubber products.
  • Export of non-latex goods increased by 19.5% to RM4.2 billion in 2017.


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


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • In 2017, exports of general rubber goods and industrial rubber goods expanded by 10.6% and 50.4% respectively while footwear exports declined by 12.5%.  
  • Exports of inner tubes and tyres increased by 50.4% and 22.4% respectively in 2017 (2016:  -25.8%;  -2.5%).


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


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

Destination

  • Malaysian rubber products are exported to more than 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.

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, 2011 – 2018 (Jan - Apr)

Rubber Product Value (RM Million)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Jan – Apr 2018
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
8,817.0
9,489.2
9,363.2
9,436.5
11,764.8
11,848.8
14,283.8
5,102.80
Surgical Gloves
1,074.5
1,070.6
1,170.3
1,265.4
1,332.2
1,432.6
1,572.0
517.1
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
416.8
422.1
435.4
520.3
656.3
666.0
843.7
318.1
Latex Thread
848.2
658.5
575.4
445.6
515.9
520.5
689.8
211.0
Condoms
277.1
336.8
354.0
325.5
431.0
388.5
436.8
114.1
Wires, Cables and Other Electrical Conductors
30.7
37.1
36.0
25.7
33.3
35.3
229.0
99.3
Seals and Gaskets
73.8
72.9
84.5
93.5
137.3
183.3
201.8
70.8
Catheters
149.1
211.0
316.6
428.1
311.2
201.9
195.0
62.8
Foam Products
74.5
73.0
82.4
96.5
106.9
119.4
132.6
39.1
Precured Treads
58.5
44.7
42.4
97.7
97.6
95.3
108.7
31.7
Beltings
54.9
70.0
42.8
39.2
32.2
35.3
35.6
7.7
Finger Stalls
13.5
13.5
13.0
14.5
19.3
20.3
23.9
6.9
Teats & Soothers
11.8
12.9
17.0
8.3
15.5
14.4
14.1
4.7