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No. ISSN: 2180-0448

MALAYSIA RM349.4 bil. 8.3%*

Exports

RM187.9 bil. 10.9%*

Imports

RM161.5 bil. 5.5%*

Trade Performance, Jan - Mar 2014

RM26.4 bil. 61.4%*

Trade Balance Note: * y-o-y growth

Trade Performance, January 2013 - March 2014 RM bil. 140 120

115.1

110.7 100

110.6

118.6 108.7

118.7

117.9

126.0 114.8

109.2

Exports

Imports

121.9

121.6

Total Trade

120.5 107.4

96.7

55.4

65.0 48.5

58.9

64.0

57.6

65.7

56.2

52.5

62.2

58.9

67.1 54.6

63.3

62.9

55.8

60.7

57.9

52.4

56.7

52.9

55.8

54.8

55.8

60.0

52.5

44.3

57.0

40

53.7

60

55.1

80

20 0 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul 2013

Source : Department of Statistics, Malaysia MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb 2014

Mar

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Total Trade


Top Five Export Destinations, Top Five Import Sources, Q1 2014 Q1 2014 Singapore: RM26.2 bil.

PRC: RM25.1 bil.

PRC: RM23.5 bil.

Singapore: RM21.5 bil.

Japan: RM22.3 bil.

Japan: RM13.7 bil.

USA: RM14.7 bil.

USA: RM12.7 bil.

Thailand: RM9.6 bil.

Export and Import by Sectors, Q1 2014 Agriculture RM17.0 bil.

Others RM1.4 bil.

Total Imports RM161.5

Mining RM44.4 bil. Manufactured RM125.0 bil.

Agriculture RM8.5 bil.

Others RM3.5 bil.

Mining RM31.6 bil.

Manufactured RM117.9 bil.

Total Exports RM187.8 Source : Department of Statistics, Malaysia MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Thailand: RM9.9 bil.


The top producers for natural and synthetic rubber? 4. EU27 (2.6)*

1. China (4.2)*

2. Thailand (3.6)*

Top 10 Producers

5. USA (2.5)*

6. Japan (1.6)*

7. Russia (1.4)*

10. India (1.0)*

8. South Korea (1.3)*

9. Malaysia (1.1)*

The top 10 consumers for natural and synthetic rubber? 1. China (8.3)*

2. EU27 (3.8)* 3. USA (2.9)* 4. Japan (1.7)*

Source : The Economist 2014 Edition Note: * million tonnes

MITI Weekly Bulletin/www.miti.gov.my

5. India (1.4)* 6. Brazil (0.9)* 7. Germany (0.9)*

8. Thailand (0.9)* 9. South Korea (0.8)* 10. Russia (0.8)*

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth�

3. Indonesia (3.0)*


Malaysia Tourist Arrivals 2003

2000

2007

2005

2011

2009

21,230,122

2013 25,715,460

24,690,112

23,965,869

16,593,736 10,669,342

The number of arrivals reached 2,447,397 in January 2014, 18.2% more than January 2013

10,354,166

SINGAPORE

Tourist Arrivals (mil.) 15

12.7

10 5

9.5

9.6

9.7

10.5

13.0

13.4

3 13.0 13.2

11.0

2.4

2

5.9

1

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

BRUNEI

Tourist Arrivals (mil.)

2.5

2.1

2.4

0.8

1.0

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

CHINA

2.0 1.2

1.0

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.2

0.8

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.2

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Note: * Percentage change for January 2013/January 2014 Source : Tourism Malaysia with the cooperation of Immigration Department MITI Weekly Bulletin/www.miti.gov.my

1.8

1.5

1.6

1.0 0.5 0.0

2.5

1.2

Tourist Arrivals (mil.)

1.5

0.0

0

2.4

1.8

0.6

0

INDONESIA

Tourist Arrivals (mil.)

0.4

0.6

0.4

0.5

0.8

0.9

1.0

1.1

1.3

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Malaysia Tourist Arrivals by Selected Countries, 2003 - January 2014


China Economic Performance, 1Q 2014 Economy grew

Services grew

7.8%

7.4%

(US$1,005.9 bil)

(US$2,052.1 bil)

Foreign Trade

Exports: US$491.3 bil., 3.4% Imports: US$474.6 bil., 1.6%

7.3%

(US$921.7 bil)

Agriculture grew

3.5%

(US$124.5 bil)

Foreign Direct Investment

US$31.5 bil. increased 5.5% (y-o-y)

Source : MITI Beijing

Singapore Monthly Manufacturing Performance, March 2014 Manufacturing Output grew 12.1% E&E

8.7%

Transport Engineering 29.4% Marine Engineering Segment 45.1% Biomedical Manufacturing 16.4% Chemical Source : MITI Singapore

MITI Weekly Bulletin/www.miti.gov.my

5.2%

US Economic Indicators Inflation Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Producer Price Index

236.3

(March 2014)

(March 2014)

(March 2014)

GDP

(Q1 2014) (advances estimated) Source : MITI Washington

0.1%

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth�

Total Trade: US$965.9 bil., 0.1%

Mining & Manufacturing grew


GDP and Trade Ranking with Malaysia for Top 10 Economies in Eastern Europe, 2013

POLAND GDP: US$516.1 bil. Ranking: 49 (RM2.0 bil.)

BELARUS GDP: US$71.7 bil. Ranking: 107 (RM0.2 bil.)

CZECH REPUBLIC GDP: US$198.3 bil. Ranking: 58 (RM1.4 bil.)

RUSSIA GDP: US$2,118.0 bil. Ranking: 26 (RM5.7 bil.)

UKRAINE GDP: US$177.8 bil. Ranking: 52 (RM1.7 bil.)

SLOVAKIA GDP: US$95.8 bil. Ranking: 92 (RM0.3 bil.)

CROATIA GDP: US$58.1 bil. Ranking: 145 (RM60.1 mil.)

HUNGARY GDP: US$132.4 bil. Ranking: 63 (RM1.2 bil.)

AZERBAIJAN GDP: US$73.5 bil. Ranking: 148 (RM57.7 mil.)

Note: Ranking in terms of trade with Malaysia Source : International Monetary Fund Russia

Serbia

Slovenia

Slovakia

Eastern Europe Armenia

Albania

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Crotia

Geeorgia

Hungary

Kosovo

Moldova

Montenegro

MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

Crotia

Poland

Chech Republic

Romania

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

ROMANIA GDP: US$189.7 bil. Ranking: 83 (RM0.4 bil.)


Number and Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin (PCO’s) Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

Number of Certificates

RM million

600

AJCEP

ATIGA

ACFTA

AKFTA

09 Mar 2014

937

511

243

4,274

1,435

732

400

16 Mar 2014

755

391

174

4,788

1,367

754

300

23 Mar 2014

865

486

264

4,468

1,436

898

200

30 Mar 2014

747

500

200

4,940

1,355

829

100

06 Apr 2014

801

532

287

3,963

1,438

716

13 Apr 2014

949

465

283

4,716

1,559

743

20 Apr 2014

845

528

139

4,159

1,279

872

27 Apr 2014

818

545

232

4,127

1,483

849

9 Mar

16 Mar

23 Mar

30 Mar

6 Apr

AANZFTA

96

64

AIFTA

120

81

AJCEP

110

78

80

13 Apr

20 Apr

27 Apr

83

79

107

76

68

83

103

104

348

113

536

122

53

86

116

30

93

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

AANZFTA: ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2010)

18,000

14,000 12,000 10,000

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

AIFTA: ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2010) AJCEP: ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (Implemented since 1 February 2009)

16,000

RM miliion

AIFTA

500

0

ATIGA: ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (Implemented since 1 May 2010) ACFTA: ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2003)

8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0

9 Mar

16 Mar

23 Mar

30 Mar

6 Apr

13 Apr

20 Apr

27 Apr

ATIGA

608

648

18,025

797

8,410

700

646

644

ACFTA

589

545

336

545

636

390

350

624

AKFTA

174

608

261

671

2,512

126

598

244

AKFTA: ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2006)

Number of Certificates MICECA

MNZFTA

MCFTA

MAFTA

09 Mar 2014 16 Mar 2014 23 Mar 2014 30 Mar 2014

248 282 245 234

5 13 2 0

66 56 75 47

418 415 311 391

40.0

06 Apr 2014

230

6

45

379

30.0

13 Apr 2014

232

5

54

339

20.0

20 Apr 2014

250

16

50

358

10.0

27 Apr 2014

243

8

48

402

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin 70.0 60.0 50.0 RM million

AANZFTA

0.0

9 Mar

16 Mar

23 Mar

30 Mar

6 Apr

13 Apr

20 Apr

27 Apr

MICECA

56.20

43.44

27.89

45.86

30.38

35.25

35.63

54.12

MNZFTA

0.11

0.26

0.02

0.00

0.17

0.31

0.32

0.14

MCFTA

10.74

6.70

9.78

7.31

7.23

7.77

6.41

6.38

MAFTA

66.47

46.14

24.77

30.12

27.78

30.55

29.89

32.67

MICECA: Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2011) MNZFTA: Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 August 2010) MCFTA: Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 25 February 2012) MAFTA: Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2013)

Number of Certificates MJEPA

MPCEPA

GSP

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

862

156

179

250

16 Mar 2014

804

99

128

200

23 Mar 2014

787

109

253

30 Mar 2014

924

216

86

06 Apr 2014

888

115

178

13 Apr 2014

806

169

118

20 Apr 2014

730

127

244

27 Apr 2014

705

151

140

Notes: The preference giving countries under the GSP scheme are members of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, the Russian Federation and Turkey. Source: Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

RM million

09 Mar 2014

150

100

50

0

9 Mar

16 Mar

23 Mar

30 Mar

6 Apr

13 Apr

20 Apr

27 Apr

MJEPA

135

141

120

194

162

122

131

128

MPCEPA

40

23

22

89

13

52

22

43

GSP

38

16

27

13

23

17

26

39

MPCEPA: Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2008) MJEPA: Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (Implemented since 13 July 2006)


Malaysian Ringgit Exchange Rate with Philippines Peso (PHP) and Indian Rupee (INR), January 2013 - April 2014 PHILIPPINES PESO(PHP100)

INDIAN RUPEE(INR100) 6.50

8.00

6.00

INR100 = RM5.40

7.80

5.50

7.60

5.00

7.40

4.50 PHP100 = RM7.30

7.20

4.00

7.00

3.50

6.80

3.00

Jan

Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep

Oct Nov Dec

Jan

Feb Mar Apr

2013

2014

Gold and Silver Prices, 3 January - 2 May 2014 US$/gramme

gold/usd/gramme

silver /usd/oz

US$/oz

45

30

44

28

43 42

26

41 40

24

39

22

38 37

20

36 35

18 3 Jan

10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 30 Jan

7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 Apr 2 May

Source : http://www.gold.org/investments/statistics/gold_price_chart/

Aluminium, Nickel and Copper Prices, January 2013 - April 2014 20000

Aluminum

Copper

Nickel

US$17,374

15000

10000

US$6,674

5000

US$1,811 0 Jan 13

Feb 13

Mar 13 Apr 13 May 13 Jun 13

Source : World bank MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

Jul 13

Aug 13

Sep 13

Oct 13

Nov 13

Dec 13

Jan 14

Feb 14 Mac 14 Apr 14

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Source : Bank Negara, Malaysia


Commodity Price Trends, 30 January 2014 - 2 May 2014 106.0

3,000.0 Cocoa SMC 2

104.0

2,500.0

Crude Petroleum

100.0

2,000.0

Rubber SMR 20 1,500.0

98.0 Crude Palm Oil

US$/MT

US$/bbl

102.0

1,000.0

96.0 Scrap Iron

94.0

500.0

Raw Sugar Iron Ore

92.0 Crude Petroleum/bbl Rubber SMR 20/MT Cocoa SMC 2/MT Crude Palm Oil/MT Scrap Iron/MT Raw Sugar/MT Iron Ore/MT

30 Jan 96.7 1,932.0 2,649.6 855.0 395.0 323.0 160.0

7 Feb 97.6 1,864.0 2,658.0 860.5 395.0 346.5 160.0

14 Feb 100.2 1,949.5 2,658.0 869.0 395.0 342.8 160.0

21 Feb 103.2 1,981.5 2,658.0 906.0 395.0 353.5 160.0

28 Feb 102.1 1,887.0 2,562.8 929.5 395.0 377.8 160.0

7 Mar 102.4 1,923.0 2,634.2 954.5 380.0 396.0 150.0

14 Mar 98.2 1,973.5 2,673.8 982.5 390.0 384.5 145.0

21 Mar 99.2 1,921.5 2,737.3 952.5 385.0 368.5 150.0

28 Mar 101.5 1,907.0 2,761.1 950.5 385.0 387.8 150.0

4 Apr 100.4 1,850.0 2,579.9 950.5 395.0 372.3 150.0

11 Apr 104.1 1,806.0 2,587.4 913.5 395.0 373.8 150.0

18 Apr 104.2 1,808.0 2,586.0 900.5 395.0 368.5 150.0

25 Apr 101.9 1,715.0 2,608.6 915.8 395.0 385.3 150.0

2 May 100.2 1,739.0 2,517.9 913.6 395.0 382.3 150.0

0.0

Highest & Lowest Prices, 2013/2014

Highest (US$ per bbl) 18 Apr 2014: 104.2 Sep 2013: 110.2

Crude Palm Oil (2 May 2014) US$913.6 per MT

Lowest (US$ per bbl) 10 Jan 2014: 92.3 19 Apr 2013: 88.1

Highest (US$ per MT) 14 Mar 2014: 982.5 15 Nov 2013: 925.0

Lowest (US$ per MT) 30 Jan 2014: 855.0 4 Jan 2013: 800.0

Weekly Commodity Prices 2 May 2014 (US$)

% Change*

2013i

2012i

2011i

Crude Petroleum (per bbl)

100.2

1.7

88.1-108.6

77.7-109.5

80.3-112.7

Crude Palm Oil (per MT)

913.6

0.2

805.5

1,000.4

1,124.0

Raw Sugar (per MT)

382.3

0.8

361.6

473.8

647.0

Rubber SMR 20 (per MT)

1,739.0

1.4

2,390.8

952.5

1,348.3

Cocoa SMC (per MT)

2,517.9

3.5

1,933.1

2,128.9

2,644.8

unchanged unchanged

485.6

444.7

491.0

Commodity

Scrap Iron HMS (per MT)

395.0 (High) 385.0 (Low)

Notes: All figures have been rounded to the nearest decimal point * Refer to % change from the previous week’s price i Average price in the year except otherwise indicated Source : Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysian Cocoa Board, Malaysian Iron and Steel Industry Federation, Bloomberg and Czarnikow Group MITI Weekly Bulletin | www.miti.gov.my

2 May 2014 domestic prices for : 1.Billets (per MT) : RM1,775 – RM1,800 2.Steel bars (per MT) : RM2,100 - RM2,250

“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Crude Petroleum (2 May 2014) US$100.2 per bbl


MATRADE provides assistance to SMEs to move into the global markets through trade promotion and exporters development programmes. These programmes include Trade Fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions, Incoming Buying Missions, as well as Bumiputera Exporters Development Programme and Women Exporters Development Programme.

Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd

It’s All about the Stories Les’ Copaque believes that good story-telling is the core of their business. Launching off with 5-minute shorts screened during Ramadan 2007, Les’ Copaque’s iconic Upin & Ipin is now a regular television series screened over 17 countries. It was the first fully produced Malaysian animated series that was picked up by the Disney Channel Asia and Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI). Upin & Ipin is aired in both Bahasa Malaysia and English, garnering devoted fans from all over the continent and beyond. Their YouTube presence has made Upin & Ipin available globally to fans in Uzbekistan and Europe. The enthusiastic reception of Upin & Ipin the animated series paved the way for the animation blockbuster, Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula (Geng: The Adventure Begins). This animated film presented a watershed in Malaysian cinemas as the first locally produced animated film to hit the box office. The film was also screened in Indonesia to an overwhelming reception. The company has also launched a new animated series inspired by the folktales of Malaysia. The Pada Zaman Dahulu (Once Upon a Time) imprint is the first Malaysian 3D animated series to feature 2D animation techniques, narrating the adventures of two city kids, Ara and Aris, as they explore life in the village with their grandparents along with stories of the irrepressible Sang Kancil (The Mouse Deer) from Malay folklore. Pada Zaman Dahulu made its television debut on December 2011 on TV Al-Hijrah, Astro Ceria and MNC TV Indonesia. Building a World Class National Brand From short clips to full-length feature films, Les’ Copaque has been expanding their reach beyond animation. The company has since diversified into merchandising, working with their partners to produce licensed goods bearing the imprint of Upin & Ipin. These range from stationeries, comics, toys, DVDs, books, gift ideas, household goods and tumblers to chocolate and candies. Les’ Copaque has also brought the Upin & Ipin brand into the food and beverage arena with the opening of Geng’s Corner. The flagship restaurant established in Malaysia, in Shah Alam and the newly opened branch in Taman Melati serve local and Western-inspired dishes in a family oriented environment with signature dishes such as Nasi Ayam Upin & Ipin (Upin & Ipin Chicken Rice) and ‘Gulai Kawah Opah’ (Grandma’s Pot Gravy Dish). It also caters for birthday parties, corporate events and other family functions. Fans can also opt to enjoy the Upin & Ipin Fan Club events such as ‘Malam Bersama Geng’ (A Night with the Gang) and other themed occasions. Les’ Copaque is not resting on their laurels. For this reason, the company is in negotiations to set up an Upin & Ipin Theme Park in Sepang, in the State of Selangor, Malaysia. It is expected to make its mark in 3 years time, featuring park rides and other attractions centred on the Upin and Ipin brand. Les’ Copaque is opened to exploring business opportunities with international partners who are interested in new avenues with an established brand with market presence of over 300 million consumers. MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

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“DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Les’ Copaque is an animation pioneer in Malaysia and a film production company that was established in 2005 to bring Malaysian stories to the world. A Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status company, Les’ Copaque has been producing high quality 3D animation for television serials as well as advertising and public service messages. Their first feature film, Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula in 2009 has been awarded with the best animation film by the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival 2007. Other accolades received include Viewer’s Choice Award from the International Film Festival for Children, Indonesia 2009 and Best On-Screen Chemistry Award (Shout! Awards 2009).


Name Designation Regional Job Description

Jurita Mohd Rasul Administrative Assistant Malacca Responsible for the processing of Certificates of Origin : jurita.rasul@miti.gov.my : 06-2530068

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