Affected By The Epidemic, Malaysia's Rubber Glove Exports Are Expected To Reach 225 Billion

- Sep 14, 2020-

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries (MPIC) of Malaysia recently stated that Malaysia’s export volume of rubber gloves this year is expected to reach 225 billion, an increase of 32.4% year-on-year; the export volume is about 20 billion ringgits, an increase of 15.6% year-on-year. Malaysia is the world's largest producer of rubber gloves, meeting 65% of the global demand for rubber gloves, and is also a major supplier of medical rubber gloves.

Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic this year, the global demand for rubber gloves has increased sharply and continuously. Last year, Malaysia exported 170 billion rubber gloves (export value 17.3 billion ringgit). MPIC Deputy Minister Willie Mongin cited analysis data from the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) that the global demand for rubber gloves will reach 330 billion this year. Wiley expressed his gratitude to the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council and Top Glove Group for donating 500,000 rubber gloves.

According to reports, during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), medical and surgical equipment, especially factories producing rubber gloves, must obtain approval from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) for their production and operation activities.

MPIC disclosed that they have received reports that two rubber glove manufacturers may cause environmental pollution. MPIC stated that on the one hand, the government implemented incentive policies for rubber production, and on the other hand reminded rubber glove manufacturers to comply with government regulations and industry regulations.