Exports rebounded strongly in May after months of decline in a stunning turnaround from April.
Non-oil domestic exports surged 11.6 per cent last month over the same period last year - the best performance since an 18.5 per cent jump in March last year.
However, economists cautioned against celebrating as May's jump could well be just a blip against a larger trend of falling trade activity.
The year-on-year expansion came largely via a 19 per cent jump in non-electronics exports, led by segments such as pharmaceuticals.
This outweighed the decline in electronics exports, which sank 6 per cent last month, following a 7.4 per cent contraction in April.