Malaysia's Oct export growth seen easing to 6.2% year-on-year


Growth estimates among the 10 economists surveyed, however, ranged widely between an annual rise of 4.6 percent and 17.4 percent.

Growth estimates among the 10 economists surveyed, however, ranged widely between an annual rise of 4.6 percent and 17.4 percent.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's exports are expected to rise 6.2% in October from a year earlier, slightly slower than the previous month's pace, a Reuters poll showed.

Growth estimates among the 10 economists surveyed, however, ranged widely between an annual rise of 4.6% and 17.4%.

In September, exports grew 6.7% year-on-year, driven by demand for manufactured and mining goods.

Malaysia's import growth in October is expected to rebound to 2.8% from a year earlier, after falling 2.7% the previous month.

The trade surplus is expected to narrow to 12.6 billion ringgit ($3.03 billion) in October, down from a record 15.3 billion ringgit in September, the largest trade surplus in a decade. - Reuters

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