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Malaysia External Trade Indices October 2018

Release Date : Wednesday 05, December 2018 1200

 

Exports

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in October 2018, the  export unit value index recorded a rise of 0.2% to 116.3 points which was contributed by mineral fuels (+1.0%) followed by miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.4%) and manufactured goods (+0.4%). Meanwhile, the  export volume index registered an increase of 15.9% to 155.8 points. The increase was led by mineral fuels (+31.6%), manufactured goods (+19.7%) and machinery & transport equipment (+15.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the  export volume index expanded 14.2% to 149.2 points.

When compared to the previous year, the  export unit value index and volume index posted an increase of  3.4% and 13.9%.

 

Imports

In October 2018, the  import unit value index increased 0.4% to 120.7 point as compared to September 2018 which was mainly led by mineral fuels (+1.6%) followed by manufactured goods (+0.6%) and chemicals (+0.4%). Meanwhile, the  import volume index also rose 17.7% to 150.7 points. This was mainly contributed by mineral fuels (+56.5%), machinery & transport equipment (+16.3%) and manufactured goods (+10.3%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the  import volume index in October 2018 expanded 15.0% to 144.8 points.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index and volume index grew 4.2% and 6.9% respectively.

 

Terms of trade

Malaysia’s  terms of trade registered a decline of 0.2% to 96.3 points when compared with September 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s  terms of trade fell 0.8% from 97.1 points.

 

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

 

*Notes:

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

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

 DrUzir_Mahidin      dr_uzir


5 DECEMBER 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

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