Malaysian Trade Surplus Shrinks Slightly in December


In December of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus decreased slightly top MYR 9.47 billion, from MYR 9.7 billion in November. Yet, compared with the same month last year, the surplus widened from MYR 8.46 billion, as exports surged 14.4 percent.

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. 

Malaysian Trade Surplus Shrinks Slightly in December


Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/7/2014 11:16:35 AM