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Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council - MREPC

Industry Overview

Malaysia's Export of Rubber Products


  • Malaysia's exports of rubber products declined by 1.1% to RM17.2 billion in the first three quarters of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018 of RM17.4 billion.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, accounting for 81% of the total exports of rubber products in 2019. Export of non-latex goods increased by 0.01% to RM3.3 billion in the first three quarters of 2019.


Chart 5: Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products, 2011 – 2019 (Jan - Sept)
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products

 

Malaysia's Export of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • In the first three quarters of 2019, exports of industrial rubber goods declined by 17.2% to RM838 million while general rubber goods increased by 3.0% to RM995 million.


Chart 6: Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products, 2011 – 2019 (Jan - Sept)
(RM million)


Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

Destination

  • Malaysian rubber products are exported to more than 190 countries. USA and EU (EU28) remained the largest markets for Malaysian rubber products, accounting for a combined 55% 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 new tyres, catheters, condoms and latex threads (in value terms).


Chart 7: Export of Rubber Products by Destination, 2019 (Jan - Sept)

Malaysia Export of Rubber Products by Destination, 2019 (Jan - June)


Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products


Table 1 : Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products, 2014 – 2019 (Jan - Sept)

Rubber Products Value (RM Million)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
(Jan - Sept)
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
9,436.50
11,764.80
11,848.80
14,283.80
16,190.60
11,608.30
Surgical Gloves
1,265.40
1,332.20
1,432.60
1,572.00
1,550.70
1,149.70
New Tyres
929.5
1,059.40
1,042.00
1,402.00
1,198.90
1,013.40
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
520.3
656.3
666.0
843.7
962.9
603.0
Latex Thread
445.6
515.9
520.5
689.8
571
396.8
Catheters
428.1
311.2
201.9
195.0
351.1
312.4
Condoms
325.5
431.0
388.5
436.8
338.0
237.9
Seals and Gaskets
93.5
137.3
183.3
201.8
212.1
120.1
Foam Products
96.5
106.9
119.4
132.6
119.1
104.7
Precured Treads
97.7
97.6
95.3
108.7
102.2
82.1
Floor Coverings and Mats
66.9
66.6
82.5
91.9
92.1
70.3
Fenders
48.9
39.2
44.9
47.4
51.5
34.8
Rubber Bands
46.9
29.3
27.6
35.3
30.3
21.2