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Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC)
MRC Industry Overview

Industry Overview


Malaysia's Rubber Production, Consumption and Trade in Rubber


Production

  • Malaysia's production of rubber for the first nine months of 2021 declined by 1.1% to 519.3 thousand tonnes from 524.9 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) produced for the first nine months of 2021 was 68:32.

Consumption

  • Malaysia's consumption of rubber for the first nine months of 2021 increased by 9.6% to 937.5 thousand tonnes from 855.0 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) consumed for the first nine months of 2021 was 40:60.

Malaysia's Production and Consumption of Rubber, 2016 – 2021 (Jan - Sept)

 


Import

  • Malaysia's imports of rubber for the first nine months of 2021 increased by 21.2% to 1.4 million tonnes from 1.2 million tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) imported for the first nine months of 2021 was 62:38.


Export

  • Malaysia's exports of rubber for the first nine months of 2021 increased by 1.2% to 893.9 thousand tonnes from 883.6 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) exported for the first nine months of 2021 was 85:15.


 Malaysia's Trade in Rubber, 2016 – 2021 (Jan - Sept)<br>(thousand tonnes)