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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, December 2022*New


Malaysia’s total trade grew at 8.6 per cent in December 2022, with the amount of RM236.0 billion as compared to RM217.4 billion in the same month of preceding year. Exports increased by 6.0 per cent to RM131.9 billion in December 2022. Imports amounted at RM104.1 billion rose by 12.0 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). Trade balance remained to record a surplus with a value of RM27.8 billion, despite the decrease of 11.8 per cent from the previous year.

In comparison to November 2022, exports and trade balance increased by 1.7 per cent and 27.6 per cent, respectively. However, imports and total trade showed declines. Imports shrank by 3.5 per cent while total trade decreased by 0.7 per cent.

The total trade, exports and imports for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022 posted increases as compared to the Q4 of 2021. Exports surged by 11.8 per cent to RM393.1 billion and imports with a value of RM325.6 billion, expanded by 18.7 per cent. Consequently, total trade grew by 14.8 per cent to RM718.7 billion. On the other note, trade surplus decreased by 12.6 per cent from RM77.4 billion to RM67.6 billion.

Malaysia’s total trade in 2022 recorded a new milestone to reach RM2.8 trillion and registered the fastest growth since 1994 at 27.8 per cent. Exports grew at 25.0 per cent from RM1.2 trillion in 2021 to RM1.6 trillion, performing better than forecast for 2022. Similarly, imports with a value of RM1.3 trillion, higher by 31.3 per cent as compared to previous year. Trade surplus reaching an all-time high at RM255.1 billion, posted the surplus for 25th consecutive year since 1998.

Release Date : Wednesday 18, January 2023 1200

Malaysia Trade Statistics Review


Malaysia Trade Statistics Review is a DOSM initiative to produce statistics that incorporate several key indicators through different perspectives. This report provides information on the current scenario of Malaysia's trade and its relationship with other statistical indicators in the Department.


Release Date : Wednesday 21, December 2022 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2022

Malaysia’s Current Account Balance continued to record a surplus of RM14.1 billion while FDI registered a net inflow of RM12.3 billion in the Q3 2022

Release Date : Friday 11, November 2022 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics By State 2022

Malaysia’s total trade in 2021 recorded a new milestone, surpassing RM2 trillion for the first time in history, with a double-digit expansion of 24.8 per cent after recording two consecutive years of negative growth.

Release Date : Wednesday 08, June 2022 1200

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia, 2020

Despite uncertain economic situation in 2020, foreign affiliates in Malaysia continued to show good performance by contributing 17.0 per cent to the Malaysia's economy

Release Date : Tuesday 14, September 2021 1200