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Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysia's Export of Rubber Products


  • In the first six months of 2018, exports of rubber products from Malaysia amounted to RM11.2 billion, recording a growth of 5.2% from the corresponding period last year.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, reaching RM9.2 billion in the first six months of 2018 and accounted for 81.6% of the total exports of rubber products.
  • Export of non-latex goods increased by 5.7% to RM2.1 billion in the first six months of 2018, growing from RM1.9 billion in the corresponding period last year.


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


Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • In the first six month of 2018, exports of industrial rubber goods expanded by 36.6% to 662.4 thousand tonnes whereas general rubber goods dropped by 1.8% to 625.8 thousand tonnes as compared to the corresponding period last year.
  • Exports of footwear and tyres dropped by 16.4% and 3.0% in the first six months of 2018 from 184.4 thousand tonnes and 579.6 thousand tonnes respectively.


Chart 6: Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products, 2011 – 2018 (Jan - June)
(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.
  • 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 2017


Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products


Table 1 : Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products, 2011 – 2018 (Jan - July)

Rubber Product Value (RM Million)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Jan – July 2018
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
8,817.00
9,489.20
9,363.20
9,436.50
11,764.80
11,848.80
14,283.80
9,109.90
Surgical Gloves
1,074.50
1,070.60
1,170.30
1,265.40
1,332.20
1,432.60
1,572.00
891.8
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
416.8
422.1
435.4
520.3
656.3
666
843.7
555.8
Latex Thread
848.2
658.5
575.4
445.6
515.9
520.5
689.8
341.1
Wires, Cables and Other Electrical Conductors
30.7
37.1
36
25.7
33.3
35.3
229
205.1
Condoms
277.1
336.8
354
325.5
431
388.5
436.8
185.4
Catheters
149.1
211
316.6
428.1
311.2
201.9
195
135.8
Seals and Gaskets
73.8
72.9
84.5
93.5
137.3
183.3
201.8
123.7
Foam Products
74.5
73
82.4
96.5
106.9
119.4
132.6
70.4
Precured Treads
58.5
44.7
42.4
97.7
97.6
95.3
108.7
60.7
Beltings
54.9
70
42.8
39.2
32.2
35.3
35.6
19.1
Finger Stalls
13.5
13.5
13
14.5
19.3
20.3
23.9
12.8
Teats & Soothers
11.8
12.9
17
8.3
15.5
14.4
14.1
8.2