Recently, the Malaysian Rubber Commission (MRC) released statistics showing that the export volume of the rubber industry in Malaysia reached 21.
84 billion ringgits in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 169.
6% over the same period last year.
Among them, the export of rubber products such as rubber gloves was 19.
54 billion ringgit, a year-on-year increase of 213.
In terms of rubber gloves alone, the export value was 17.
86 billion ringgit, an increase of 265.
7% over the same period last year.
On the other hand, due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the export of dry rubber products such as tires and rubber shoes that were in the downturn in 2020 reached 1.
26 billion ringgit, an increase of 22.
MRC predicts that the export of rubber gloves will continue to grow substantially in 2021, which will increase by 12% to 15% compared with the significant increase in 2020, setting a new historical record.