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Malaysia External Trade Indices February 2018

Release Date : Thursday 05, April 2018 1200



On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in February 2018, the export unit value index dropped 0.5% to 112.0 points which was attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-2.3%), mineral fuels (-0.6%) and manufactured goods (-0.3%). Meanwhile, the export volume index registered a decrease of 14.7% to 118.0 points. This decrease was led by machinery & transport equipment (-20.9%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (-19.1%) and food (-15.1%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index declined 8.8% to 130.0 points.

When compared to the previous year, the export unit value index and export volume index posted decreases of 1.2% and 0.8% respectively.



In February 2018, the import unit value index shrank by 0.3% to 115.4 points which was mainly led by mineral fuels (-0.5%) followed by manufactured goods (-0.3%) and machinery & transport equipment (-0.3%). Meanwhile, the import volume index recorded a drop of 15.9% to 120.7 points. This was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (-17.3%), machinery & transport equipment (-16.7%) and manufactured goods (-16.4%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index declined 6.4% to 135.7 points.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index and import volume index registered declines of 0.2% and 2.6% respectively.


Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade registered a drop of 0.2% to 97.0 points when compared with January 2018. Meanwhile, a decline of 1.0% was also recorded year-on-year basis.


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



The February 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin      dr_uzir

5 APRIL 2018

Contact person:

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