KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): Malaysia's exports likely increased 2.4% in December from a year earlier, faster than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.
Estimates among the 10 economists surveyed, however, ranged widely between an annual decline of 1.7% and a rise of 5.8%.
The country's annual export growth had fallen sharply to 1.6% year-on-year in November from 17.7% in October.
Malaysia's import growth is expected to slow to 1.3% from a year earlier in December, after rising 5% the previous month.
Malaysia reports trade data in ringgit.
The country's trade surplus is expected to narrow slightly to RM7.4 billion in December, from RM7.6 billion in November.