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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 quarter of 2021 declined by 8.6% to 185.2 thousand tonnes from 202.6 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) produced for the first three months of 2021 was 71:29.

Consumption

  • Malaysia's consumption of rubber for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 20.4% to 324.0 thousand tonnes from 269.0 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) consumed for the first three months of 2021 was 44:56.

Malaysia's Production and Consumption of Rubber, 2016 – 2021

 


Import

  • Malaysia's imports of rubber for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 15.7% to 550.3 thousand tonnes from 475.8 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) imported for the first three months of 2021 was 64:36.


Export

  • Malaysia's exports of rubber for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 10.6% to 323.8 thousand tonnes from 292.8 thousand tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • The ratio of natural rubber (NR) to synthetic rubber (SR) exported for the first three months of 2021 was 86:14.


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