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Malaysia's import and export of silk commodities in january-march 2019

Jul 04, 2019

1. Silk commodity trade in March


According to Malaysian customs statistics, the trade volume of silk commodities in March was us $28.9095 million, up 19.84 percent month-on-month and down 7.74 percent year-on-year.

Among them, the import amount was us $20.2038 million, up 15.41% month-on-month and down 15.68% year-on-year.

The export value was 8,705,700 usd, up 31.58% month-on-month and 18.06% year-on-year.

The composition of specific commodities is as follows:


Import: the amount of silk was usd 23,800, with a month-on-month increase of 877.36% and a year-on-year decrease of 88.95%. The quantity was 45.17 tons, with a month-on-month increase of 2651.1% and a year-on-year increase of 223.77%.

The amount of silk and satin was 2.2374 million dollars, with a month-on-month increase of 43.68% and a year-on-year decrease of 41.91%.

The value of finished goods was us $17,942,600, up 12.52% month-on-month and down 9.8% year on year.


Export: no export of silk;

The amount of silk and satin was $750,200, up 21.38% month on month and down 49.36% year on year.

The amount of finished goods was us $7,955,500, up 32.63% month-on-month and 35.01% year-on-year.


2. Trade of silk commodities from January to march


In the first three months of this year, Malaysia's silk trade volume reached us $84.6956 million, down 15.8% year-on-year.

Among them, the import amount was us $62,080,300, down 22.45% year-on-year.

Exports reached us $22,615,300, up 10.13% year-on-year.

The specific situation is as follows:


The imported commodities consist of 71,700 us dollars of silk, down 71.98% year on year, and 52.95 tons, up 51.17% year on year.

Silks and satins amounted to 6.1966 million, down 38.35% year-on-year;

Finished goods were $55.812 million, down 19.97 percent year on year.


Import main sources for China (amount is $25.1954 million, fell 28.51% year on year, more than 40.59%), India (amount is $5.6236 million, fell 17.04% year on year, more than 9.06%), Singapore (the amount is $5.2677 million, up 10.7% year on year, accounted for 8.49%), Bangladesh (amount is $4.4416 million, fell 21.73% year on year, accounted for 7.15%), Vietnam (amount is $2.3808 million, fell 31.45% year on year, accounting for more than 3.84%.

The total proportion of the above 5 sources was 69.13%.


The export commodities consist of us $0.26 million of silk, with a year-on-year decrease of 4.02% and a quantity of 0.6 tons, with a year-on-year increase of 344.12%.

Silk and satin 2,511,400 yuan, down 39.57% year on year;

Manufactured goods totaled us $2010.13 million, up 22.74 percent year-on-year.


Mainly export market for Singapore (amount is $4.2211 million, fell 6.12% year on year, accounted for 18.66%), the United States (the amount is $3.1585 million, fell 20.43% year on year, accounted for 13.97%), Australia (amount is $2.8806 million, up 99.06% year on year, accounted for 12.74%), the united Arab emirates (amount is $2.5465 million, up 149.47% year on year, accounted for 11.26%), Hong Kong (amount is $1.7247 million, up 551.01% from a year earlier, accounted for 7.63%).

The above 5 markets accounted for 64.26%.