On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in June 2018, the export unit value index rose 1.0% to 114.5 points which was contributed by mineral fuels (+3.0%) followed by chemicals (+0.6%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+0.5%). Meanwhile, the export volume index registered a decrease of 5.1% to 129.2 points. The decrease was led by animal & vegetable oils & fats (-24.8%), mineral fuels (-22.6%) and manufactured goods (-7.4%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index declined 5.3% to 131.2 points.
In June 2018, the import unit value index also grew 1.3% to 118.3 points compared to May 2018 which was mainly led by mineral fuels (+5.8%) followed by manufactured goods (+1.0%) and chemicals (+1.0%). In contrast, the import volume index fell 3.0% to 139.5 points which was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (-24.2%), machinery & transport equipment (-0.9%) and chemicals (-0.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index dropped 0.4% to 140.4 points.
Terms of trade
Malaysia’s terms of trade dropped 0.3% to 96.7 points when compared with May 2018. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade also fell 0.6% from 97.3 points.
For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my
The June 2018 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
3 AUGUST 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