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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 (Reuters) - Malaysia’s exports fell 4.7% from a year earlier in March, amid coronavirus-related movement restrictions, government data showed on Monday.
The decline, however, was smaller than the 8% fall forecast by analysts surveyed by Reuters. Exports in February had risen 11.8%, the strongest on-year growth in 16 months.
Imports were down 2.7% year-on-year, after surging 11.3% in February.
The trade surplus in March narrowed slightly to 12.3 billion ringgit ($2.84 billion) from 12.6 billion ringgit in the previous month. ($1 = 4.3360 ringgit) (Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Himani Sarkar)