KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s exports likely rose 1.4 percent in February from a year earlier, slower than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.
Estimates among the 10 economists surveyed, however, ranged widely between an annual decline of 4.9 percent and a rise of 6.8 percent.
In January, exports had grown 3.1 percent year-on-year, amid higher shipments of manufactured and mining goods.
February’s imports are expected to fall marginally by 0.6 percent from a year earlier, down from a 1 percent expansion in the previous month, the poll showed.
Malaysia reports trade data in ringgit.
The country’s trade surplus likely narrowed to 10.4 billion ringgit ($2.55 billion) in February, from 11.5 billion ringgit in January. - Reuters