On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in May 2018, the export unit value index increased 0.8% to 113.3 points which was attributed to mineral fuels (+2.6%), chemicals (+1.2%) and manufactured goods (+0.6%).The export volume index registered a decrease of 3.4% to 136.1 points which was attributed to machinery & transport equipment (-10.6%), animal & vegetable oils & fats (-9.3%) and manufactured goods (-3.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index increased 5.3% to 138.5 points.
In May 2018, the import unit value index also increased by 1.1% to 116.8 points which was mainly led by mineral fuels (+6.2%) followed by manufactured goods (+0.6%) and machinery & transport equipment (+0.4%).The import volume index recorded an increase of 2.7% to 143.8 points. This was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (+6.1%), manufactured goods (+4.5%) and chemicals (+3.0%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in May 2018 dropped 4.2% to 140.9 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade registered a decrease of 0.3% to 97.0 points when compared with April 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade also decreased 0.5% from 97.5 points
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The May 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 JULY 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