In November, exports rose 6.7% in USD terms over the same month the previous year. The reading undershot both the previous month's 14.5% expansion and market expectations. In fact, the November print represents the first month of single-digit growth after 23 consecutive months of double-digit expansion. Exports suffered from lower shipments of electrical and electronic products mainly due to the recent floods in Thailand. Meanwhile, imports grew 7.1% in November, after adding only 3.5% in October. As a result, the trade surplus narrowed from USD 4.2 billion in October to USD 3.0 billion in November.
Malaysia Trade Balance
Exports grow at slowest pace in 23 months
January 11, 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.