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BERNAMA – Malaysia’s total trade for February rises 17.5 per cent to RM184.8 bln –

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s complete commerce for February 2022 amounted to RM184.8 billion, or a rise of 17.5 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y), with exports of RM102.3 billion (a rise of 16.8 per cent) and imports value RM82.5 billion (a rise of 18.4 per cent), stated the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM). 

“Higher imports had been primarily from Penang (RM3.1 billion), Selangor (RM2.7 billion), Johor (RM1.7 billion), Kedah (RM1.5 billion), Sarawak (RM1.2 billion), Kuala Lumpur (RM972.5 million), Pahang (RM806.6 million), Terengganu (RM578.3 million), Negeri Sembilan (RM449.2 million), Sabah (RM273.5 million) and Perlis (RM18.2 million).

“However, imports decreased in Melaka (-RM563.5 million), Perak (-RM452.4 million), Kelantan (-RM57.0 million), and Labuan (-RM5.6 million),” the chief statistician of Malaysia Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin stated in a press release at present, updating export-import statistics by state for February 2022. 

On the efficiency of exports by state, Mohd Uzir stated exports in February elevated RM14.7 billion, or 16.8 per cent, in comparison with the identical month of the earlier 12 months.

Higher exports had been recorded in most states akin to Penang (RM5.7 billion), Sarawak (RM3.0 billion), Kedah (RM2.2 billion), Labuan (RM1.6 billion), Selangor (RM1.5 billion), Sabah (RM1.2 billion), Johor (RM1.1 billion), Kuala Lumpur (RM1.0 billion), Pahang (RM103.8 million) and Perlis (RM23.9 million).

However, exports decreased in Melaka (-RM1.2 billion), Perak (-RM1.1 billion), Terengganu (-RM320.2 million), Kelantan (-RM199.5 million), and Negeri Sembilan (-RM31.7 million).

Among the highest 5 main importing states, Selangor remained the biggest contributor with a share of 26.3 per cent, adopted by Penang (23.1 per cent), Johor (20.2 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (7.1 per cent), and Kedah (6.2 per cent).

As for exports, Penang remained the highest exporter with a share of 29.6 per cent, adopted by Selangor (19.3 per cent), Johor (18.7 per cent), Sarawak (8.2 per cent), and Kedah (4.8 per cent).

— BERNAMA



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