In the last month of 2013, exports amounted to MYR 65.7 billion, a 5.6 percent rise over November and a 14.4 percent surge over a year earlier. Shipments of petroleum products rose the most on the year (69.2 percent), mainly due to higher export volume (+55.0 percent) and average unit value (+9.1 percent). Sales of electrical and electronics rose 12.0 percent yoy. Exports of palm oilfell the most on the year (- 8.7 percent).
Imports amounted to MYR 56.27 billion, a 7.1 percent rise over the previous month and a 14.8 percent rise over a year earlier.