In December, exports rose 4.3% in USD terms over the same month the year before. The reading undershot both the previous month's 6.7% increase and market expectations. In fact, the December print represents the slowest expansion observed since November 2009. Exports suffered from lower external demand for electrical and electronic products. Meanwhile, imports grew 8.7% in December, after increasing 7.1% in November. As a result, the trade surplus narrowed further from USD 3.0 billion in November to USD 2.6 billion in December. In the full year 2011, exports expanded 16.6% over the previous year to USD 230 billion, while imports gained 16.4% to reach USD 190 billion, driving the trade balance to a surplus of USD 39.9 billion.
Malaysia Trade Balance
Exports continue to slow in December
February 9, 2012
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Malaysia Economic News
October 12, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.9% in August from the same month last year.
October 7, 2016
Exports in USD terms rose 3.3% annually in August, which was a sharp improvement over July’s 8.9% contraction (previously reported: -8.7% year-on-year).
September 23, 2016
In August, consumer prices rose 0.43% over the previous month, which was slightly up from the 0.26% increase registered in July, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
September 16, 2016
The ringgit has had a tumultuous week as a combination of factors, both domestic and external, have impacted the currency.
September 10, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.1% in July over the same month last year.