On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in December 2017, the export unit value index decreased 0.1% to 112.9 points. This was mainly attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-4.0%), machinery & transport equipment (-0.5%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-0.1%). The export volume index also decreased 4.9% to 132.1 points. This was led by machinery & transport equipment (-10.3%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (-9.4%) and manufactured goods (-5.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 8.3% to 125.3 points.
In December 2017, the import unit value index also decreased 0.5% to 115.5 points which was led by machinery & transport equipment (-0.5%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (-0.4%) and mineral fuels (-0.3%). The import volume index decreased 1.5% to 141.8 points. This was mainly attributed to manufactured goods (-8.9%), mineral fuels (-8.8%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-7.5%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in December 2017 decreased 9.3% to 135.6 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade increased 0.4% to 97.7 points when compared with November 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 0.6% was recorded on a year-on-year basis.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The December 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
7 FEBRUARY 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my