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Malaysia External Trade Indices August 2018

Release Date : Friday 05, October 2018 1200

 

Exports

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in August 2018, the export unit value index rose 0.5% to 115.5 points which was contributed by mineral fuels (+3.2%) followed by miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.5%) and machinery & transport equipment (+0.3%). In contrast, the export volume index registered a decrease of 5.5% to 133.2 points. The decrease was led by mineral fuels (-10.7%), machinery & transport equipment (-7.7%) and manufactured goods (-5.0%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 12.2% to 128.7 points.

When compared to the previous year, the export unit value index posted an increase of  3.3% while the export volume index fell 3.5%.

 

Imports

In August 2018, the import unit value index grew 0.4% to 118.9 points when compared to July 2018 which was mainly led by mineral fuels (+2.4%) followed by machinery & transport equipment (+0.5%) and chemicals (+0.2%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also rose 2.6% to 153.4 points. This was mainly contributed by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+16.5%), food (+8.1%) and machinery & transport equipment (+7.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index increased 3.3% to 150.9 points.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index and volume index expanded 3.4% and 7.6% respectively.

 

Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade rose 0.1% to 97.1 points when compared with July 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade fell 0.1% from 97.2 points.

 

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

 

*Notes:

The August 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 OCTOBER 2018


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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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