On a-month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in May 2017, the export unit value index decreased 1.2% to 112.5 points which was mainly attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-4.6%), mineral fuels (-2.5%) and machinery & transport equipment (-0.6%) In contrast, the export volume index increased 8.6% to 132.6 points. This was contributed by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+18.5%), machinery & transport equipment (+10.5%) and mineral fuels (+9.8%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index increased 8.3%.
In May 2017, the import unit value index decreased by 0.9% to 115.4 points which was attributed to mineral fuels (-2.0%), machinery & transport equipment (-0.8%) and manufactured goods (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the import volume index increased 14.3% to 145.6 points. This increase was led by chemicals (+23.5%) followed by mineral fuels (+22.7%) and food (+17.5%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index increased 11.2%.
Terms of trade
In May 2017, Malaysia’s terms of trade decreased by 0.3% to 97.5 points when compared with April 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 1.7% was recorded year-on-year.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The May 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
7 JULY 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