The Leading Index (LI) which monitors the economic performance in advance registered a growth of 0.7% to 117.8 points in January 2017 from 117.0 points in the previous month. The annual change of LI improved further to 0.2% in the reference month. The Coincident Index (CI) which measures the current economic activity, decreased 0.6% (month-on-month) while the annual change increased 1.6% in the current month.
The LI and CI showed a positive annual change in January 2017. Supported by the level of both Diffusion Indexes above 50.0%, it is expected that the Malaysia’s economy to continue growing positively in the near term.
Release Date : Friday 24, March 2017 1200
The business performance in the first quarter of 2017 is expected to decrease as recorded by the confidence indicator of -6.9 per cent.
Release Date : Tuesday 28, February 2017 1200
The structure of Malaysian economy by commodity flow of goods and services based on supply and demand is shown in Figure 1. The total supply of goods and services in 2010 was RM2,676.4 billion of which 77.5 per cent was contributed by domestic production, 21.7 per cent by imports and 0.8 per cent by taxes less subsidies on products. The total value of domestic production was RM2,074.2 billion where goods and services contributed 54.6 per cent and 45.4 per cent respectively. Meanwhile from the total imports of RM582.0 billion, the contribution of goods was 86.7 per cent while services was 13.3 per cent.
Release Date : Monday 11, August 2014 1200