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Malaysia External Trade Indices January 2017

Release Date : Friday 03, March 2017 1200



On a-month-on-month basis, in January 2017, the export unit value index increase of 1.3% to 112.1 points. This was led by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+5.9%) and mineral fuels (+4.3%) and chemicals (+1.9%). Meanwhile, the export volume index recorded a decrease of 8.2% to 117.8 points. This was mainly attributed to chemicals (-12.0%), manufactured goods (-10.8%) and animal & vegetable oils & fats (-10.8%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 2.1%.

When compared to the previous year, increases were recorded by both the export unit value index (+6.0%) and export volume index (7.2%).



In January 2017, the import unit value index registered an increase of 1.1% to 115.2 points which was attributed to mineral fuels (+6.4%), manufactured goods (+1.1%) and chemicals (+0.5%). Meanwhile the import volume index decreased 3.0% to 129.3 points.  This was  mainly  led  by  manufactured  goods  (-11.5%), chemicals  (-3.3%)  and  miscellaneous  manufactured  articles  (-2.6%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index increased 0.9%.

On a-year-on-year basis, both the import unit value index and import volume index recorded an increase of 6.5% and 9.0% respectively.



Terms of trade

In January 2017, Malaysia’s terms of trade recorded an increase of 2.7% to 97.4 points when compared with the preceding month, while a reduction of 0.5% was recorded year-on-year.

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



The January 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.


Released By:

3 MARCH 2017

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my