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Malaysia:

 
     
     
 

Overview:                                                                                                       

 
     
 

         Total Population: 29 million (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 3 million (2011)

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 13 million (2011)

         GDP: USD 447 billion (2011 est.)

         GDP - real growth rate: 5.2% (2011 est.)

         GDP – per capita: USD 15,600 (2011 est.)

         GDP - composition by sector:

                                          i.    agriculture: 10%

                                         ii.    industry: 42%

                                        iii.    services: 48%

         Investment (gross fixed): 20.3% of GDP (2011 est.)

         Unemployment rate: 3.1% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a)   Total Exports: USD 212.7 billion (2011 est.)

b)   Exports commodities: electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles and chemicals.

c)   Total Import: USD 168 billion (2011 est.)

d)   Imports commodities: electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products and chemicals.

 
     
     
 

Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 
 

 

 
 

a.   Location: Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.

 

b.   Climate: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons.

 

c.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 7,870,000 ha

 

d.    Land Use:

1.    Arable land: 2 million ha

2.    Permanent crops: 6 million ha

3.    Pasture: 21 million ha

4.    Irrigated land: 0.365 million ha

 

e.    Major Agricultural commodities by Province:

  Peninsular Malaysia - rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice;

  Sabah - subsistence crops, coconuts, rice; rubber, timber;

  Sarawak - rubber, timber; pepper.

 
     
     
 

Major Industrial Activities:

 
 

 

 
 
  • Rice, Sugar and Cocoa Packaging: Malaysia uses 50-100kg gunny bags for rice/sugar/Cocoa packaging.

  • Industrial applications of Kenaf: Malaysia is using kenaf as well as jute fibre to manufacture fibre boards, kenaf long fibre, geo-textiles and bullet proof vest now a day.

  • Malaysia produces about 2,400 MT kenaf annually and yield is about 15–20 tonnes per hectare (dry weight basis).

  • Malaysia is also using jute and kenaf in clothing manufacturing and other industrial applications such as automobile parts, canvas, animal feed, sacking, bedding, paper, finishing net, potting media etc in small scale.  

  • Jute fibre uses to make the bag strings.

  • Malaysia government has allocated a local grant of USD 15.25 million during 2000-10 through multidisciplinary R&D on Kenaf agronomy and product development.

  • Panasonic Electric Works Kenaf (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PEWKM) consumes about 600 tonnes of kenaf fibre monthly at its Kuantan plant in Pahang to produce fibre board. More than 90% of its supply comes from Bangladesh with the remainder from Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia.

  • According to industry sources, the factory currently produces 60,000 pieces of kenaf fibreboard per month to make wall panels and doors, all of which are exported to Japan for the housing and building materials industries.

  • The Malaysian National Timber Industry Policy (NATIP) recognises kenaf as a potential raw material, although it is cultivated as an agricultural crop.

  • LG and Samsung want kenaf powder from Malaysia for research on substitutes for mobile phone and laptop covers.

  • Malaysian researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of Technologi Malaysia (UTM) and University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) are looking at the inherent properties of kenaf in their research on advanced material technology for the aviation industry and its suitability for aeroplane parts.

 
     
     
 

Environmental information & data:

 
     
 

a.  CO2 emissions of Malaysia (MT/capita): 7.6 in 2008

b.  Energy use (kt of oil equivalent): 66826.2 in 2009

c.  Malaysia uses about 25 million m3/yr natural forests to produce furniture fibreboard, plywood and pulp. Forest and wood residues is about 10 million m3 in 2007.

d.  Selangor, Malaysia involves 634 pump stations which supplies about 4.85 million litres of palm biodiesel (4,187 tonne) a month, contributing to a saving of about 58 million litre fossil diesel every year in the state. Studies had shown that usage of palm biodiesel contributes to 50% greenhouse gases (GHG) savings as compared to fossil diesel.

e.  Kenaf plant absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere more than any other crop - about 1.5 tons of CO2 is needed for a production of 1 ton of dry matter of Kenaf. it means that every hectare of Kenaf consumes 30-40 tons of CO2 for each growing cycle. During a single growing cycle, each hectare of kenaf consume the amount of CO2 that exhaust from 20 cars in whole year.

 
     
     
 

Jute Statistics:

 
     
 

i.    Raw Jute Export from Malaysia in 2001 – 2010 (in tonnes)

2001

8

2002

14

2003

0

2004

0

2005

10

2006

72

2007

221

2008

41

2009

507

2010

-

 

ii.    Raw Jute Export from Malaysia in 2001 – 2010 (in ‘000 USD)

2001

9

2002

14

2003

0

2004

2

2005

18

2006

58

2007

76

2008

59

2009

103

2010

-

 

iii.    Raw Jute Import by Malaysia in 2001 – 2010 (in tonnes)

2001

481

2002

674

2003

908

2004

1,315

2005

2,952

2006

3,430

2007

5,066

2008

4,456

2009

4,341

2010

-

 

iv.    Raw Jute Import by Malaysia in 2001 – 2010 (in ‘000 USD)

2001

226

2002

244

2003

231

2004

432

2005

975

2006

1,162

2007

1,564

2008

1,678

2009

2,043

2010

-

 

 

v.    Raw or Processed Jute (5303) Import by Malaysia (in ‘000 USD):

 

Importers

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

76

59

103

20

247

Thailand

0

0

32

2

126

Japan

0

0

2

0

65

Hong Kong, China

3

0

0

0

26

Germany

0

0

0

0

17

Singapore

5

8

10

11

13

Brunei Darussalam

0

0

0

4

0

China

57

0

0

0

0

Indonesia

0

37

54

3

0

Republic of Korea

7

0

3

0

0

Chinese Taipei

5

0

0

0

0

India

0

9

0

0

0

United States of America

0

5

2

0

0

 

 

 

vi.    Raw or Retted Jute (530310) Import by Malaysia (in ‘000 USD):

 

Importers

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Republic of Korea

7

0

0

0

0

China

20

0

0

0

0

Hong Kong, China

3

0

0

0

0

Indonesia

0

2

0

0

0

India

0

9

0

0

0

United States of America

0

5

2

0

0

 

 

vii.    Raw or Processed Jute (5303) Export from Malaysia (in ‘000 USD): 

Exporters

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

1,617

1,731

2,047

4,806

5,447

Bangladesh

1,203

1,487

1,927

4,234

3,731

Japan

0

0

0

138

1,265

Myanmar

0

0

0

25

248

China

72

104

49

82

100

Viet Nam

0

0

55

181

42

India

7

6

0

0

30

Thailand

317

116

6

59

15

Netherlands

0

3

4

3

8

Chinese Taipei

0

0

6

6

6

Colombia

0

0

0

0

2

Australia

11

0

0

0

0

Hong Kong, China

0

15

0

0

0

Indonesia

5

0

0

0

0

Singapore

1

0

0

0

0

United States of America

0

0

0

76

0

 

 

 

viii.    Raw or Retted Jute (530310) Export from Malaysia (in ‘000 USD):

 

Exporters

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

95

119

49

73

114

China

68

89

43

67

47

Bangladesh

27

9

0

0

42

Thailand

0

0

6

6

15

India

0

6

0

0

11

Hong Kong, China

0

15

0

0

0

 
     
 

Other Information:

 
     
 
  • The global demand for natural fibers is growing in 10-15% annually, and bio-based product market estimated value for USA only is more than 100 billion dollar (2010).

  • Malaysia shows its commitment to Natural Fibres through the change of Malaysian National Tobacco Board (MNTB) to Malaysian National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (MNKTB).

  • Malaysia has legislated that bio-diesel from palm oil be exported to the EU and not used locally; however, oil palm biodiesel is best for blending in fuel for the tropics rather than in the EU, based on the EN590 diesel standards.

  • Malaysian Kenaf research Institute:

    • Universiti Sains Malaysia

    • Industry: KFI Industries,  Malaysian NewsPrint (MNI), Integral Wood, Uniplaster, KEFIMA etc.

 
     
     
 

Associate Members:

 
     
 

1.    Prof. Dr. Paridah Md. Tahir

Director

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP)

University Putra Malaysia

43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: +603-8946 6977/8422, Fax: +603-8946 7231, Mob: 00 60 193 898 056

E-mail: parida_introb@yahoo.com; syeedsaifulazry@gmail.com  

 

 

2.    Mr. Dato’ Hj Mas’ut A. Samah

Managing Director

Pascorp Paper Industries Berhad

Lot 1A, Bentong Industrial Area

28600 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Tel: + 609 222 3355, Fax: + 609 222 2266

E-mail: mas@pascorp.com.my    

 

 

3.    Dr. Maziah Mohamad

Director

The Armour Factory Sdn Bhd

Suite# 06-05, Level-6, Menara See Hoy Chan

No. 374, Jalan Tun Razak-50400, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 00 603 2163 3909, Fax: 00 603 2163 3910

E-mail: maziah@thearmourfactory.com

 

 

4.    Mr. Abdul Razak Rohany

     General Manger

Polycomposite SDN. BHD.

75-2, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral

43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: + 60 3 8737 9004, Fax: + 60 3 8733 9940

E-mail: rrohany@yahoo.com; hermipcsb@yahoo.com

 

 

5.    Mr. Kenny Lee                                                                                             

Managing Director

Dee Ban Kenafu SDN. BHD.

111 & 112, Jalan Kristal 8, Taman Perindustrian Ringan Kristal,

05150 Alor Star, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Tel: 00 604 7313 028, Fax: 00 604 7334 628, H/P: 00 6012 4050 828

              E-mail: kennylee@solex.com.my; jchun@deeban.com

 
     
     
 

Jute Industries and Traders:

 
     
 

Research Institution:

         Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Authority (MARDI)

         Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)

 
     
 

Industry:

 
 

         Jute Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Address: 10B Jalan Ss22/21, Damansara Jaya, P. Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47400

Tel: +60 (0)5 849-4322

Activity: manufacturing cordage, rope, twine and netting

 

         Kenaf Natural Fiber Industries Sdn. Bhd.

4480-B, Tingkat 2, Jalan Abdul Kadir Adabi, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 15200

 
     
 

Manufacturer/Exporter of Kenaf Fibre Board:

 
 

         MIECO Chipboard BHD

         Matsushita Electric Works Ltd

 
     
 

Manufacturer of Household Articles and Equipment using Bio-composite:

 
 

         Bio Composite Extrusions SDN. BHD.

Lot 510, Jalan Tudm, Kampung Baru Subang, Seksyen U6, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40150

Phone: +60 (0)3 7846-6097

 

         Bamboo Bio-Composites SDN. BHD.

No. 12 1st Floor, Jalan Tun Mohd 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Jitra, Kedah, 06000

 
     
 

Manufacturer of paper/pulp with raw jute:

 
 

         Kan Paper Technology (M) Sdn Bhd          

107-4-5, Adorna Gold Complex

Jalan Gurdwara

Georgetown 10300, Penang Malaysia

Contact Person: Abby Lim

 
     
 

Manufacturers of JDP:

 
 

         A-z Magicinfo Sdn Bhd

Pjs 9/1, Jalan Lagoon Timur

Bandar Sunway, Sunway 46150, Selangor Malaysia

 

         Feel Purple Services

Contact: Ms. Ms Ng (Sales)

Jalan PJS 8/9, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 46150

Telephone: 60-3-78738193, Fax: 60-3-78770968

                   http://www.tradekey.com/product_view/id/1467201.htm

 
     
     
 

Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:  

 
     
 

             i.           National Kenaf and Tobacco Board

Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities

No. 15, Level 6-13, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2

62654 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tel: + 603 8880 3300 | Fax  : + 603 8880 3441

Web: http://www.kppk.gov.my/en/services/kenaf-and-tobaccoa/national-kenaf-and-tobacco-board.html

 

            ii.       Forest Industry, Sabah

Forestry Department

Km 10, Labuk Road, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: (089) 660811, 660125, 660824 Fax: (089) 669170

Email: htan@sabah.gov.my

 

          iii.         National Economic Action Council (NEAC) on Kenaf Development Steering Committee

 

          iv.       Ministry of International Trade and Industry (http://www.miti.gov.my/cms/index.jsp?whichSite=MITI)

          Block 10, Government Offices Complex, Jalan Duta,

          50622 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

          Tel: 603-6203 3022, Fax: 603-6203 2337

          Email: webmiti@miti.gov.my, Web: http://www.miti.gov.my

 
     
     
 

IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

 
     
 

    On-going Project:

 

        “Increased Production Efficiency in Small-holder Kenaf Production Systems for Specific Industrial Applications” (March 2009 – February 2013).

 

  Former Secretary General of IJSG, Mr. AFM Sarwar Kamal & Mr. Sudripta Roy, visited Malaysia several times to meet associated Diplomats of Malaysia on a Membership drive since 2006.

 

  Mr. Sudripta Roy, former Secretary General and Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Consultant (Ops), IJSG attended the International Conference on Kenaf and Allied Fibres (ICKAF)–2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during December 01-03, 2009.

 

  Mr. Sudripta Roy, former Secretary General and Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, IJSG visited Putrajaya, Malaysia to attend the launching programme of the project entitled “Increased Production Efficiency in Small-Holder Kenaf Production System for Specific Industrial Applications” in March 2009.   

 

  IJSG was a partner in the “Seminar on Kenaf: New Source of Growth” held on May 10, 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IJSG sponsored two resource persons from Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA), India and Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Bangladesh.

 
     

     

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