In March, exports remained flat in USD terms over the same month last year. The reading contrasted both the previous month's 14.7% expansion and market expectations. In fact, the March print represents the second worst result since September 2009. Exports were affected by lower shipments to China and the European Union. Meanwhile, imports rose a milder 1.9% in March, which was well below the 18.8% expansion observed in February and constituted the lowest monthly gain recorded since September 2009. As a result, the trade surplus remained unchanged at February's USD 3.4 billion.
Malaysia Trade Balance
Export growth deteriorates sharply in March
May 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.