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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
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Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

Malaysia External Trade Indices, April 2021

Release Date : Friday 04, June 2021 1200

 

Exports

The export unit value index posted a positive growth at 1.7% in April 2021, reflected by the increases in the index of animal & vegetable oils & fats (+6.1%), mineral fuels (+4.7%) and machinery & transport equipment (+0.6%). On the other hand, the export volume index recorded a decline of 1.1% in the same month, which was attributed to the decreases in the index of chemicals (-12.5%), machinery & transport equipment (-7.2%) and manufactured goods (-6.0%). The seasonally adjusted export volume index registered a marginal increase of 0.3% from 163.2 points to 163.6 points.

When compared to the previous year, both the export unit value and volume indices rose 5.8% and 54.0%, respectively

 

Imports

The import unit value index increased 0.8% in April 2021 as compared with the previous month. The increment was contributed by the increases in the index of mineral fuels (+2.8%), inedible crude materials (+2.4%) and manufactured goods (+0.7%).  Meanwhile, the import volume index grew 4.6% in April 2021 as compared to the preceding month, contributed by the expansion in the index of mineral fuels (+57.5%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (+6.4%) and manufactured goods (+5.2%). The seasonally adjusted import volume index in April 2021 expanded 2.2% from 162.4 points to 166.0 points.

On a year-on-year basis, both the import unit value and volume indices expanded 1.5% and 22.6%, respectively

 

Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade rose 0.9% month-on-month from 102.8 points to 103.7 points in April 2021. On a year-on-year basis, Malaysia’s terms of trade also remained positive at 4.3% from 99.4 points in April of previous year.

 

The full publication of the External Trade Indices, April 2021 can be downloaded through eStatistik Portal.

For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my

*Notes:

The April 2021 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

 DrUzir_Mahidin      dr_uzir

4 JUNE 2021

 

Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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