* Dec exports +4.7 pct y/y vs Reuters poll +12.4 pct
* Dec imports +7.9 pct y/y vs poll forecast +13.4 pct
* Trade surplus 7.3 bln rgt vs poll forecast of 9.7 bln rgt
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Malaysia’s December exports rose at a much slower annual pace for a second consecutive month, government data showed on Wednesday, as prices and commodity shipment volumes fell.
Exports expanded 4.7 percent in December from a year earlier, widely missing the 12.4 percent rise forecast by a Reuters poll, and falling sharply from November’s 14.4 percent growth.
Malaysia had seen double-digit growth in exports over the past year, peaking at 32.5 percent in May 2017.
Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Sunil Nair