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Malaysia External Trade Indices April 2018

Release Date : Tuesday 05, June 2018 1200


On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in April 2018, the export unit value index dropped 0.3% to 112.4 points which was attributed to mineral fuels (-1.3%) followed by animal & vegetable oils & fats (-0.7%) and inedible crude materials (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the export volume index registered an increase of 0.1% to 140.9 points. The increase was led by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+13.8%), inedible crude materials (+11.4%) and manufactured goods (+7.8%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index expanded 9.3% to 146.3 points.

When compared to the previous year, the export unit value index fell 1.3% while export volume index rose 15.4%.



In April 2018, the import unit value index decreased 0.2% to 115.5 points which was mainly  led  by  inedible  crude  materials  (-0.6%) followed by manufactured goods (-0.5%) and machinery & transport equipment (-0.2%). In contrast, the  import volume index grew 2.2% to 140.0 points. This was mainly contributed by mineral fuels (+22.4%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (+16.4%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+7.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index expanded 9.6% to 147.1 points.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index registered a decline of 0.7%. Meanwhile, the import volume index grew 10.0%.


Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade dropped of 0.1% to 97.3 points when compared with March 2018. Meanwhile, a decline of 0.5% was also recorded year-on-year basis.


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



The April 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin      dr_uzir

5 JUNE 2018

Contact person:

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]dosm.gov.my