On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in September 2018, the export unit value index rose 0.5% to 116.0 points which was contributed by mineral fuels (+1.2%) followed by chemicals (+0.6%) and machinery & transport equipment (+0.5%). The export volume index also registered an increase of 1.0% to 134.5 points. The increase was led by animal & vegetable oils & fats (+14.7%), mineral fuels (+4.2%) and machinery & transport equipment (+1.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index increased 1.7% to 130.9 points.
In September 2018, the import unit value index grew 1.2% to 120.2 points which was mainly led by mineral fuels (+5.6%) followed by machinery & transport equipment (+0.6%) and food (+0.4%). Meanwhile, the import volume index decreased 16.5% to 128.1 points. This was mainly attributed to machinery & transport equipment (-22.0%), manufactured goods (-16.8%) and mineral fuels (-16.0%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index decreased 16.5% to 126.0 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade decreased 0.7% to 96.5 points when compared with August 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade fell 0.9% from 97.3 points.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The September 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
5 NOVEMBER 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]dosm.gov.my