Malaysia's exports rose more than expected in September, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Thursday.
Exports grew 24.7 percent year-on-year to MYR 110.8 billion in September. Economists had expected a rise of 14.6 percent.
Imports grew 26.5 percent annually to MYR 84.7 billion in September. Economists had forecast a increase of 15.4 percent.
The trade surplus totaled MYR 26.1 billion in September, which was above the expected level of MYR 22.5 billion, the agency said.
On a monthly basis, exports grew 16.0 percent in September and imports increased 14.2 percent.