Malaysia Balance of Trade  1970-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Malaysia reported a MYR 8.7 billion trade surplus in February of 2017, compared to a MYR 7.35 billion surplus a year earlier and beating market consensus of a MYR 6.05 billion surplus. Exports surged by 26.5 percent to MYR 71.8 billion, following a 13.6 percent rise in January and above market consensus of a 17.9 percent growth. Imports went up 27.7 percent to MYR 63.1 billion, compared to 16.1 percent growth in the preceding month and higher than market expectations of a 21.7 percent increase. In January 2017, trade surplus stood at MYR 4.7 billion. Balance of Trade in Malaysia averaged 3159.96 MYR Million from 1970 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15767.47 MYR Million in May of 2008 and a record low of -2880.61 MYR Million in June of 1997.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-08 07:00 AM Dec MYR8.72B MYR9.03B MYR9.3B MYR8.2B
2017-03-03 04:00 AM Jan MYR4.71B MYR8.72B MYR8.2B MYR6.4B
2017-04-05 04:00 AM Feb MYR8.7B MYR4.71B MYR 6.05B MYR3.9B
2017-05-05 04:00 AM Mar MYR8.7B MYR10.2B
2017-06-05 04:00 AM Apr
2017-07-07 04:00 AM May




Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens In February


Malaysia reported a MYR 8.7 billion trade surplus in February of 2017, compared to a MYR 7.35 billion surplus a year earlier and beating market consensus of a MYR 6.05 billion surplus.

Year-on-year exports surged 26.5 percent to MYR 71.8 billion, following a 13.6 percent rise in January and beating market consensus of a 17.9 percent growth.
 
Exports increase for the fourth straight month boosted by electrical & electronic products (22.4 percent to MYR 24.6 billion, 34.2 percent of total exports), palm oil and palm based products (62.8 percent to MYR 7.0 billion, 9.7 percent share), crude petroleum (50.4 percent to MYR 2.4 billion, 3.3 percent share), natural rubber (85.5 percent to MYR 505.8 million, 0.7 percent share) and LNG (2.1 percent to MYR 3.3 billion, 4.6 percent share), and timber and timber-based products (7.4 percent to MYR 1.7 billion, 2.4 percent share).
Exports went up to China (47.8 percent), the EU countries  (26.6 percent), the ASEAN countries (34.0 percent), and Singapore (25.3 percent).
 
Imports to Malaysia jumped 27.7 percent from a year earlier to MYR 63.1 billion in February of 2017, compared to 16.1 percent rise in the preceding month and higher than market expectations of a 21.7 percent. It was the fourth consecutive month of increase, as imports went up for most categories : intermediate goods (39.9 percent, due to  fuel & lubricants (258.4 percent); parts & accessories of capital goods, except transport equipment (14.1 percent); industrial supplies, processed (26.4 percent).  In contrast, imports for cosumption goods declined (0.6 percent, due to semi-durables (-5.3 percent), non-durables (-3.7 percent).
 
In January 2017, trade surplus stood at MYR 4.7 billion.

 








 

Statistics of Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
4/5/2017 4:57:49 AM



Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8708.72 4740.21 15767.47 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 71769.70 70269.80 75741.40 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 63061.00 65529.64 66833.66 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 12200.00 5998.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
External Debt 908704.13 865283.00 908704.13 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.00 97.40 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 69119.60 71998.80 71998.80 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2646810.00 2054165.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.26 36.39 38.26 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 675.00 658.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.69 3.58 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -13202.00 -6317.26 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10825.00 6545.00 37325.00 4590.00 MYR Million [+]

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Malaysia Balance of Trade Notes

International trade plays a large role in Malaysian economy. Since 1998, Malaysia have been reporting consistent trade surpluses, mainly due to rise in exports of electrical and electronics products. In 2015, the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and United States while the biggest trade deficits with China and Taiwan. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Malaysia Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malaysia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

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8708.72 4740.21 15767.47 -2880.61 1970 - 2017 MYR Million Monthly



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