KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s export growth is expected to have accelerated in January, a Reuters poll showed, amid improved global demand.
January’s exports likely rose 11.4 percent from a year earlier, according to the median forecast in a survey of 10 economists.
Individual estimates, however, ranged widely between 5 percent to 16.1 percent.
Exports in December rose 4.7 percent on year, slowing sharply after five months of double-digit growth.
Imports were seen growing 8 percent annually in January, edging up from 7.9 percent the previous month.
Malaysia reports trade data in ringgit MYR=.
January’s trade surplus is expected to narrow slightly to 7 billion ringgit ($1.79 billion), from 7.3 billion ringgit in December.
Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Jacqueline Wong