On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in November 2018, the export unit value index registered a decrease of 0.1% to 116.2 points. This was mainly attributed to animal & vegetable oils & fats (-1.8%), manufactured goods (-0.8%) and mineral fuels (-0.7%). Meanwhile, the export volume index decreased 12.0% to 137.1 points. This was led by machinery & transport equipment (-17.3%), manufactured goods (-12.0%) and chemicals (-12.0%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index decreased 11.3% to 132.4 points.
In November 2018, the import unit value index decreased 0.6% to 120.0 points which was led by mineral fuels (-5.4%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-0.1%). Meanwhile, the import volume index decreased 2.9% to 146.4 points. This was mainly contributed by mineral fuels (-7.7%), chemicals (-5.7%) and machinery & transport equipment (-2.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index in November 2018 increased 0.4% to 145.4 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade increased 0.6% to 96.8 points when compared with October 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade registered a reduction of 0.4% from 97.3 points.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The November 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
4 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