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Environmental protection expenditures by industry in Malaysia 2019: RM2.89 billion
2019, volume of water supplied in Malaysia: 17,763 million litres per day
2019, the scheduled waste generated in Malaysia: 4.0 million tonnes

Report On The Survey Of Environmental Protection Expenditure 2021

Release Date : Wednesday 22, June 2022 1200


Industry players in Malaysia spent RM2.97 billion on environmental protection in 2020, 3.0 per cent  higher than the value expended in 2019.

Operating expenditure constitutes the largest share at 74.4 per cent, while 25.6 per cent was spent on capital expenditure.

Pollution management dominated the environmental protection expenditure at RM2,103.7 million or 70.8 per cent. This was followed by waste management with RM766.8 million (25.8%) and environmental assessment and charges at RM67.2 million (2.3%).

The manufacturing sector continues to dominate the environmental protection expenditure in 2020 with the value of RM2,382.4 million or 80.1 per cent. This was followed by services sector with RM366.7 million (12.3%) and Mining & quarrying at RM100.4 million (3.4%).

The full publication can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.


Released by:


22 June 2022


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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