On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in December 2018, the export unit value index recorded a reduction of 0.6% to 115.5 points which was mainly attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-5.9%) followed by manufactured goods (-0.6%) and chemicals (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the export volume index registered a decrease of 1.2% to 135.5 points. The decrease was led by inedible crude materials (-17.3%), mineral fuels (-15.4%) and animal & vegetable oils & fats (-12.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 1.2% to 130.8 points.
In December 2018, the import unit value index decreased 1.9% to 117.7 points as compared to November 2018, which was mainly led by mineral fuels (-12.4%) followed by inedible crude materials (-1.2%) and chemicals (-0.2%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also declined 3.6% to 140.7 points. The decline was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (-8.0%), inedible crude materials (-5.6%) and manufactured goods (-5.5%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in December 2018 dropped 5.9% to 136.5 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade expanded 1.4% to 98.2 points when compared with November 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade also rose 0.5% from 97.7 points.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The December 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
30 JANUARY 2019
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