On a month-on-month basis, in July 2019, the export unit value index recorded an increase of 0.1% to 115.4 points which was mainly attributed to the increase in the index of machinery & transport equipment (+0.3%), mineral fuels (+0.3%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.2%). The export volume index registered an increase of 15.3% to 143.3 points. The increase was led by the index of inedible crude materials (+27.7%), machinery & transport equipment (+26.6%) and manufactured goods (+13.8%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index increased by 10.7% to 143.5 points.
In July 2019, the import unit value index decreased 0.4% to 117.6 points which were mainly led by the decrease in the index of animal & vegetable oils & fats (-2.4%) followed by mineral fuels (-1.9%) and manufactured goods (-0.4%). Meanwhile, the import volume index increased by 12.2% to 142.4 points. The increment was mainly attributed to the increase in the index of inedible crude materials (+21.9%), food (+16.2%) and chemicals (+15.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in July 2019 increased 6.9% to 138.4 points.
On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value and volume index decreased 0.6% and 5.4% respectively.”
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade increased by 0.5% to 98.1 points when compared with June 2019. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade also rose 1.1% from 97.0 points.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The July 2019 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
4 SEPTEMBER 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my