Sallehuddin, Roselina and Sumormo, Suarni and Shamsuddin, Siti Mariyam and Mohd. Hashim, Siti Zaiton (2008) Using grey relational analysis to predict Malaysia total export earning for natural rubber based products with small data set. In: Soft computing in industrial applications. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 145-164. ISBN 978-983-52-0632-0
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The agricultural sector still remains one of the most important contributors to the Malaysian economy. Natural rubber is an important agricultural commodity in Malaysia. It was planted in Malaysia for more than three decades. Besides natural rubber, Malaysia also depends on other agricultural commodities such as palm oil, paddy, coconut, cocoa, pepper, tobacco, and pineapple. Today, Malaysia is the third largest rubber producer in the world and the fifth largest consumer of rubber, and among the world’s largest exporter of rubber products. There are more than 344 companies that are actively involved in rubber product industry. The NR product industry consists of four product subsectors, namely latex products, tyres, industrial and general rubber products and rubber footwear. Latex products such as household goods, gloves, tires, footwear and foam products are some of the rubber products produced in Malaysia. The NR products sector employs more than 54,000 workers and contributes RM6.7 million to the Malaysian export earnings. NR production is expected to increase by 19.2% in 2004 (MRB Annual Reports, 2003) and will reach the amount of RM23.6 billion in 2020.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||natural rubber, rubber products|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Computer Science and Information System|
|Deposited By:||Fazli Masari|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2012 02:25|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2012 02:25|
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