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.
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.
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.
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The August 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
5 OCTOBER 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]dosm.gov.my