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Malaysia exports surge 32.5% in May

Electronics-led pickup expected to continue for next few months

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A container yard at North Port in Port Klang outside Kuala Lumpur   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's exports in May swelled 32.5% on the year to 79.4 billion ringgit ($18.5 billion), largely driven by demand for manufactured goods, the country's trade ministry said on Friday.

The growth beat the 24% recorded two months earlier and the median estimate of 21% in a poll by Nikkei Markets.

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