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  • Malaysia’ total trade in March 2020 amounted to RM147.9 billion with the exports of RM80.1 billion and imports worth RM67.8 billion.
  • Among the top five major exporting states, Pulau Pinang remained as the top exporter with a ahre of 27.9%, followed by Selangor (20.9%), Johor (20.9%), Sarawak (7.6%) and Perak (3.3%). Meanwhile, as for imports, Selangor remained as the largest contributor with a share of 25.7%, followed by Johor (23.1%), Pulau Pinang (22.4%), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (7.6%) and Kedah (4.8%).
  • Exports in March 2020 decreased RM3.9 billion (-4.7%) over the year. Lower exports was recorded in W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM1.4 billion), Sarawak (-RM1.2 billion), Pulau Pinang (-RM1.1 billion) and Johor (-RM574.5 million). However, exports increased in Pahang (+RM1.0 billion).
  • Meanwhile, imports decreased RM1.9 billion (-2.7%) mainly due to the drop of imports from Selangor (-RM2.2 billion), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM745.7 million) and Negeri Sembilan (-RM695.4 million). However, imports increased in Pulau Pinang (+RM800.7 million) and Johor (+RM592.9 million.)

Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia & Chief Statistician Malaysia