On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in April 2017, the export unit value index increased 0.3% to 113.8 points which was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (+2.4%), food (+1.4%) and chemicals (+1.0%). In contrast, the export volume index decreased 10.7% to 122.1 points. This was contributed by inedible crude materials (-22.2%), mineral fuels (-16.3%) and chemicals (-11.5%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 5.4%.
In April 2017, the import unit value index increased 0.2% to 116.4 points which was attributed to mineral fuels (+3.0%), chemicals (+0.5%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.3%). Meanwhile, the import volume index decreased 15.7% to 127.3 points. This decrease was led by inedible crude materials (-22.1%) followed by machinery & transport equipment (-20.3%) and animal and vegetable oils and fats (-12.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index dropped 13.2%.
Terms of trade
In April 2017, Malaysia’s terms of trade rose marginally by 0.1% to 97.8 points when compared with March 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 1.2% was recorded year-on-year.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The April 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
5 JUNE 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