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Malaysia External Trade Indices July 2017

Release Date : Wednesday 06, September 2017 1200

 

Exports

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in July 2017, the export unit value index declined by 0.2% to 111.4 points. This was mainly attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-2.6%) and mineral fuels (-1.6%). Meanwhile, the export volume index recorded increased 7.8% to 132.7 points which was led by mineral fuels (+23.0%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (+16.0%) and chemicals (+12.7%).In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index registered an increase of 10.4%.

When compared to the previous year, the export unit value index and export volume index posted increases of 7.8% and 21.8% respectively.

 

Imports

In July 2017, the import unit value index recorded an increase of 0.1% to 114.7 points, month-on-month (m-o-m),  which was led by to mineral fuels (+0.5%), machinery & transport equipment (+0.3%) and chemicals (+0.2%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also increased 11.7% to 139.8 points. This decrease was led by mineral fuels (+40.6%) followed by chemicals (+9.1%) and machinery & transport equipment (+7.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index recorded an increased 8.6%.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index and import volume index registered an increase of 5.8% and 14.8% respectively.

 

Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade recorded a decline of 0.3% to 97.1 points when compared with Jun 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 1.9% was recorded year-on-year basis.

 

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

 

*Notes:

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

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
6 SEPTEMBER 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 

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