On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in October 2017, the export unit value index rose 0.3% to 112.5 points. This was mainly contributed by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+1.9%), mineral fuels (+1.3%) and chemicals (+0.9%). Meanwhile, the export volume index also increased 5.0% to 137.7 points which was led by inedible crude materials (+13.1%), chemicals (+12.7%) and mineral fuels (+9.8%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index recorded a rise of 3.6% to 130.8 points.
In October 2017, the import unit value index grew 0.5% to 115.8 points which was attributed mainly to mineral fuels (+3.1%) and animal & vegetable oils & fats (+2.7%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also increased 2.7% to 141.0 points. This increase was led by mineral fuels (+13.6%) followed by inedible crude materials (+8.8%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+5.5%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index declined 2.0% to 132.1 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade fell 0.2% to 97.1 points when compared with September 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 0.2% was recorded year-on-year basis.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The October 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
6 DECEMBER 2017
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