Malaysia’s exports of rubber gloves to hit RM20 billion by 2020

glovesMalaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the country’s rubber gloves export is predicted to soar to RM20 billion in value by 2020,looking at the growth recorded annually,

He said Malaysia is the world’s biggest producer of rubber gloves and attracts strong demand from the healthcare sector.

“Rubber glove exports were valued at RM10 billion in 2013. The figure rose to RM13 billion in 2016 and grew further last year to RM16 billion.

“We are confident the export value will continue to rise based on a survey (by the Malaysian Rubber Board),” he said, adding that the country’s markets for rubber gloves were China, US, the European Union and India.