The median forecast among the 11 economists surveyed was for exports to fall 1% in April from a year earlier, quicker than the 0.5% decline recorded in March.
Individual estimates, however, ranged widely between an annual decline of 9% and a rise of 1.9%.
Imports were also seen falling 0.2% year-on-year in April, marginally faster than the 0.1% decline in the previous month, the poll showed.
Malaysia reports trade data in ringgit .
The country’s trade surplus is expected to narrow to RM12.6bil ($3.01 billion) in April, from RM14.4bil ringgit in March. - Reuters
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