Determinants of Malaysia import on natural rubber: an empirical evidence / Farazetty Hartini Zakaria

Zakaria, Farazetty Hartini (2006) Determinants of Malaysia import on natural rubber: an empirical evidence / Farazetty Hartini Zakaria. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Rubber is among the most important raw material needed in today's world. Many producers and manufacturers of major industry such as the tyre industry has become the factor to the increasing demand for natural rubber in the world. Rapid growth in automotive industry and other related industries boost the world's demand for rubber. Price of natural rubber and price of synthetic rubber are discussed in this study because in today's world producers not only demand for natural rubber but also to the substitute goods for rubber which is the synthetic rubber. When the price of synthetic rubber discussed, it wi]] involve the price of crude oil as well because the oil price hike drove high price increase on synthetic rubber, where crude oil is the main input for synthetic rubber. This project paper examines the determinants of Malaysia import of natural rubber. This research involves data for price of natural rubber, price of synthetic rubber, price of crude oil, exchange rate, tyre production and GDP per capita income with the period of study from first quarter in 1997 to the forth quarter in 2003. The main objectives of this study is to analyzed the trend of fluctuation that occurs in every single independent variable, to determined the determinants of Malaysia import of natural rubber as well as to calculate the elasticity of demand.


Item Type: Student Project
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Zakaria, Farazetty Hartini
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Bandaraya Melaka Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Keywords: Rubber; Natural rubber; Automative industry
Date: 2006
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