On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in November 2017, the export unit value index rose 0.4% to 112.9 points. This was mainly contributed by mineral fuels (+2.9%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (+1.1%) and chemicals (+0.7%). Meanwhile, the export volume index also increased 0.9% to 139.0 points. This was led by chemicals (+3.8%), machinery & transport equipment (+3.4%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+1.3%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index recorded a rise of 4.5% to 136.7 points.
In November 2017, the import unit value index grew 0.2% to 116.1 points which was contributed by mineral fuels (+4.2%), chemicals (+0.6%) and manufactured goods (+0.5%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also increased 2.1% to 144.0 points. This increase was led by manufactured goods (+7.3%) followed by miscellaneous manufactured articles (+4.7%) and chemicals (+3.3%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in November 2017 increased 13.2% to 149.5 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade recorded an expansion of 0.2% to 97.3 points when compared with Oktober 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 0.8% was recorded on a year-on-year basis.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The November 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
5 JANUARY 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]stats.gov.my