Trade Performance : April 2016 and January - April 2016

April 2016 Trade Surplus at RM9.06 billion, Up 31.9%

Malaysia’s exports rose by 1.6% to RM61.35 billion in April 2016 compared with April 2015. Export growth in April 2016 was supported by expansion in exports to ASEAN, the United States of America (USA) and Taiwan. Imports were lower by 2.3% to RM52.29 billion while total trade remained at RM113.64 billion compared with RM113.9 billion in April 2015.

The nation's trade surplus in April 2016 increased by 31.9% to RM9.06 billion compared to RM6.87 billion in April 2015. This marks the 222nd consecutive month of trade surplus since November 1997.

In the first four months of 2016, exports expanded to RM246.51 billion, an increase of 1.2% while imports decreased by 0.9% to RM213.51 billion. Total trade was valued at RM460.02 billion compared with RM459.04 billion recorded during the same period of last year. Trade surplus registered a double digit growth of 17% to reach a value of RM32.99 billion during the period.

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