In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Malaysia increased slightly by 0.4 percent to reach 228.3 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 4.9 percent to reach 205.8 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small surplus of 22.5 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Asia-Pacific at 11.8 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Malaysia were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 13 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 14 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Malaysia increased moderately by 5.4 percent, reaching 37.9 bln US$, while its imports of services increased moderately by 9.4 percent and reached 42.2 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services deficit of 4.3 bln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Malaysia
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