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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

Malaysia External Trade Indices, October 2022

Release Date : Monday 28, November 2022 1200



The export unit value index decreased 0.05 per cent in October 2022 as compared with the previous month, attributed from the declines in the index of animal & vegetables oils & fats (-5.3%), mineral fuels (-3.4%), and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-0.4%). At the same time, export volume index also decreased 8.7 per cent in the same month, contributed by the declines in the index of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-17.8%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (-15.9%) and machinery & transport equipment (-14.9%). The seasonally adjusted export volume index dropped 14.5 per cent from 179.4 points to 153.4 points.



Import unit value index increased 0.6 per cent in October 2022 from a month before, contributed by the rises in the index of machinery & transport equipment (+2.5%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.5%) and food (+0.2%). The import volume index also increased 0.4 per cent in October 2022 as compared to the previous month, contributed by the increases in the index of mineral fuels (+18.0%), food (+4.8%) and machinery & transport equipment (+0.6%). However, the seasonally adjusted import volume index decreased by 3.0 per cent from 195.5 points to 189.7 points.


Terms of trade

Malaysia's terms of trade showed a negative performance in October 2022, fell by 0.6 per cent month-on-month to 112.4 points.


The full publication of the External Trade Indices, October 2022 can be downloaded through eStatistik Portal.

For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my


The October 2022 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.


Released by:

28 November 2022


Contact person:

Baharudin Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email: baharudin[at]dosm.gov.my

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