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%
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%.
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.
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The September 2017 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
3 NOVEMBER 2017
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