Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysia's Export of Rubber Products


  • Exports of rubber products from Malaysia surpassed RM18 billion in 2016, recording a growth of 0.9% year-on-year.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, reaching RM14.6 billion in 2016 and accounted for 80.7% of the total exports of rubber products.
  • Non-latex goods recorded an increase of 4.8% in 2016 as compared to the previous year.


Chart 4: Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products, 2010-2017 (Jan - June)
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • Footwear recorded a strong export performance with a growth of 28% in 2016 compared to the previous year while exports in the general rubber goods segment expanded by 5%.
  • Exports of Inner tubes and tyres declined by 25.8% and 2.5% respectively in 2016 compared to the previous year.


  • Chart 5: Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products, 2010-2017 (Jan - June)
    (RM million)


    Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

    Destination

    • Malaysian rubber products are exported to over 190 countries.
    • In 2016, the USA and EU 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 for 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, 2016

    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 (Jan-Aug)

    Rubber Product Value (RM Million)
    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Jan-Aug 2017
    Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
    7,930.1
    8,817.0
    9,489.2
    9,363.2
    9,436.5
    11,764.8
    11,848.8
    9,619.7
    Surgical Gloves
    985.4
    1,074.5
    1,070.6
    1,170.3
    1,265.4
    1,332.2
    1,432.6
    1,070.2
    Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
    314.0
    416.8
    422.1
    435.4
    520.3
    656.3
    666.0
    464.4
    Vulcanized Rubber Thread and Cord
    785.5
    848.2
    674.9
    575.4
    445.6
    515.9
    520.5
    455.6
    Sheath Contraceptives
    282.8
    277.1
    336.8
    354.0
    325.5
    431.0
    388.5
    288.8
    Catheters
    126.4
    149.1
    211.0
    316.6
    428.1
    311.2
    201.9
    127.5
    Seals and Gaskets
    70.7
    73.8
    72.9
    84.5
    93.5
    137.3
    183.3
    128.1
    Foam Products
    80.6
    74.5
    73.0
    82.4
    96.5
    106.9
    119.4
    54.5
    Precured Tread
    74.2
    58.5
    44.7
    42.4
    97.7
    97.6
    95.3
    71.4
    Belting
    56.6
    54.9
    70.0
    42.8
    39.2
    32.2
    35.3
    23.6
    Wire, Cable and Other Electrical Conductors
    25.8
    30.7
    37.1
    36.0
    25.7
    33.3
    35.3
    9.5
    Finger Stalls
    18.4
    13.5
    13.5
    13.0
    14.5
    19.3
    20.3
    5.5
    Teats & Soothers
    12.4
    11.8
    12.9
    17.0
    8.3
    15.5
    14.4
    8.4