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Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC)
MRC Industry Overview

Industry Overview


World Rubber Production, Consumption and Trade


Production

  • The total world production of rubber in 2019 declined by 1.3% to 28.8 million tonnes from 29.2 million tonnes in 2018.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) produced in 2019 was 47:53. Malaysia ranked seventh in the world for rubber production.

 

Consumption

  • World consumption of rubber in 2019 declined by 0.5% to 29.0 million tonnes from 29.2 million tonnes in 2018.
  • The ratio of NR to SR consumed in 2019 was 47:53. China, USA, India, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Germany and Russia were the top 10 consumers of rubber in 2019.

 

Trade

  • Global imports of rubber declined by 3.6% to 22.2 million tonnes in 2019 from 23.0 million tonnes in 2018 while exports of rubber reduced to 21.5 million tonnes from 21.9 million tonnes during the same period.

 


World Production and Consumption of Rubber

 


World Trade in Rubber