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Malaysia's September exports rise 24.7per cent, exceed forecast

Malaysia's September exports rise 24.7per cent, exceed forecast

FILE PHOTO: A cargo ship approaches the terminal at Port Klang, near Kuala Lumpur February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia's exports in September rose 24.7per cent from a year earlier, beating expectations, government data showed on Thursday.

The median forecast of 14 economists was for September's exports to grow 14.6per cent.

Malaysia's imports in September grew 26.5per cent on-year. The trade surplus in the month was recorded at 26.1 billion ringgit (US$6.29 billion).

(US$1 = 4.1490 ringgit)

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Sam Holmes)

Source: Reuters

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