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Malaysia External Trade Indices September 2017

Release Date : Friday 03, November 2017 1200

 

Exports

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, in September 2017, the export unit value index increased 0.3% to 112.1 points. This was mainly attributed to mineral fuels (+2.5%), manufactured goods (+0.7%) and chemicals (+0.6%). Meanwhile, the export volume index dropped 5.1% to 131.2 points. This was led by chemicals (-12.4%), manufactured goods (-8.0%) and mineral fuels (-5.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the export volume index registered a decreased 5.9%

When compared to the previous year, the export unit value index and export volume index posted increases of 6.6% and 7.9% respectively.

 

Imports

In September 2017, the import unit value index recorded an increase of 0.2% to 115.2 points which was attributed to to mineral fuels (+3.7%), chemicals (+0.5%) and manufacture goods (+0.4%). Meanwhile, the import volume index decreased 4.0% to 137.4 points. This decrease was led by food (-14.3%) followed by mineral fuels (-6.8%) and machinery & transport equipment (-3.2%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the import volume index decreased 3.6%.

On a year-on-year basis, the import unit value index and import volume index registered an increase of 5.5% and 9.2% respectively.

 

Terms of trade

Malaysia’s terms of trade recorded an increase of 0.1% to 97.3 points when compared with August 2017.  Meanwhile, a rise of 1.1% was recorded year-on-year basis.

 

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

 

*Notes:

The September 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
3 NOVEMBER 2017

Contact person:

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 

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