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Industry Overview


Malaysia's Exports of Rubber Products


  • Malaysia's exports of rubber products surged 75.6% to RM41.0 billion in 2020 compared to RM23.3 billion in 2019.
  • Latex goods remained the largest contributor to Malaysian exports of rubber products, accounting for 90% of the total exports of rubber products in 2020. Export of non-latex goods decreased by 9.3% to RM4.0 billion in 2020.



Malaysia Exports of Rubber Products

 

Malaysia's Exports of Non-Latex Rubber Products


  • In 2020, exports of general and industrial rubber goods declined by 7.0% and 15.8%, respectively.



Malaysia Exports of Non-Latex Goods

Destination

  • Malaysian rubber products are exported to more than 200 countries. USA and EU (EU27) 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 condoms and latex threads (in value terms).


Malaysia Export of Rubber Products by Destination, 2020


Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products


Table 1: Malaysia's Exports of Selected Rubber Products, 2015 – 2020

Rubber Products Value (RM Million)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Gloves, Other Than Surgical Gloves
11,764.8
11,848.8
14,283.8
16,190.6
15,788.5
33,443.1
Surgical Gloves
1,332.2
1,432.6
1,572.0
1,550.7
1,565.0
1,814.9
New tyres
1,059.4
1,041.8
1,252.0
1,156.7
1,379.0
1,293.9
Latex Thread
515.9
520.5
689.8
554.5
536.1
555.7
Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
656.3
666.0
843.7
961.2
765.4
551.3
Catheters
311.2
201.9
195.0
354.5
425.9
479.3
Condoms
431.0
388.5
436.8
338.1
322.1
340.1
Seals and Gaskets
137.3
183.3
201.8
209.7
160.9
179.9
Foam Products
106.9
119.4
134.7
119.2
149.5
154.5
Precured Treads
97.6
95.3
108.7
103.9
114.3
99.8
Floor Coverings and Mats
66.6
82.5
91.9
87.3
91.0
82.2
Fenders
39.2
44.9
47.4
53.1
49.2
43.5
Structural Bearings
10.4
14.1
22.7
33.6
44.5
28.5