About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER

Malaysia Predicted To Emerge World's Top Condom Maker

by VR Sreeraman on January 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Font : A-A+

 Malaysia Predicted To Emerge World's Top Condom Maker

A leading rubber industry agency has predicted Malaysia will emerge as the world's top condom producer this year, dethroning Thailand as the market leader.

The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council said Malaysia has captured at least one-third of the world's production, surpassing the one billion mark.


"We can be the world's No. 1 this year due to flood woes in Thailand. Our last year's production figures would have easily crossed a billion condoms," said Low Yoke Kiew, the council's marketing and development director.

In 2010, Malaysia, the world's fourth largest natural rubber producer, shipped out latex-made sheath contraceptives worth nearly RM300mil, almost tripling the export value in 2005, The Star reports.

Malaysia, backed by the strong latex products industry, largely small and medium size, joins the billion-piece condom makers' club, coincidentally dominated by Asian giants.

Top Asian manufacturers such as Thailand, China, India, Japan and Malaysia continue to flood global markets with over 10 billion condoms.

"Malaysian condoms are in good demand and competitive. We're now supplying a lot to UN programmes. We expect very good growth for all our latex products this year, including condoms," Low added.

Condom makers rely on natural rubber, as over 90 percent of the sheath contraceptives are made using latex, while lamb intestines is another material used in the industry.

Source: ANI

News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World Disability Day 2022 - The Role of Innovative Transformation
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Gonorrhea Condoms And Contraception AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs Vasectomy Chlamydia Trachomatis Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade Safe Sex Safe, Effective Male Contraceptive Pill - The Long Wait 

Most Popular on Medindia

Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator The Essence of Yoga Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Color Blindness Calculator Iron Intake Calculator Indian Medical Journals Sanatogen Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood Pressure Calculator A-Z Drug Brands in India
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Sexual Problem

Consult an Expert

×

Malaysia Predicted To Emerge World's Top Condom Maker Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests