On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in June 2017, the export unit value index declined by 0.8% to 111.6 points. This was mainly attributed to inedible crude materials (-4.3%), mineral fuels (-2.6%) and animal & vegetable oils & fats (-2.0%). Meanwhile, the export volume index also decreased 7.2% to 123.1 points which was led by inedible crude materials (-20.0%), manufactured goods (-10.9%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-10.1%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index registered a drop of 8.3%.
In June 2017, the import unit value index recorded a drop of 0.7% to 114.6 points which was led by inedible crude materials (-4.1%), mineral fuels (-2.3%) and machinery & transport equipment (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the import volume index also decreased 14.0% to 125.2 points. This decrease was attributed to mineral fuels (-30.3%) followed by animal & vegetable oils & fats (-20.0%) and chemicals (-17.1%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index dropped 13.7%.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade recorded a decline of 0.2% to 97.3 points when compared with May 2017. Meanwhile, a rise of 1.2% was recorded year-on-year.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The June 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
4 AUGUST 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