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Malaysia

 
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Located between 2 and 7 degrees north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsular Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.

Malaysia @ a Glance
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Area (km2)* 330,323 330,345 330,345    
Population (million)          
  Total 30.71 31.19 31.63 32.02 32.38e
  Male 15.87 16.11 16.35 16.54 16.72e
  Female 14.84 15.07 15.29 15.48 15.66e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1e
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 17.2 16.7 16.1    
  Crude Death Rate 4.9 5.0 5.1    
Total Fertility Rate # 2.1 2.0 1.9    
Life Expectancy at Birth (years)          
  Male 72.4 72.5 72.1 72.3p 72.7e
  Female 77.0 77.1 77.0 77.2p 77.6e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at current prices (RM million) 1,106,443 1,158,513 1,231,020e 1,353,380p  
  GDP at constant 2010 prices (RM million) 1,012,449 1,063,998 1,108,935e 1,174,329p  
  GDP Growth (%) 6.0 5.1 4.2e 5.9p  
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 36,030 37,148 38,915e 42,228p  
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 14,263.6 14,518.0 14,667.8 14,952.6  
  Employed ('000) 13,852.6 14,067.7 14,163.7 14,450.0  
  Unemployment ('000) 411.1 450.3 504.1 502.6  
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 67.6 67.9 67.7 68.0  
       Male 80.6 80.6 80.2 80.1  
       Female 53.7 54.1 54.3 54.7  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.4  
Indices          
  Producer Price Index (2010=100)-Local Production 110.4 102.2 101.1 107.9  
  Consumer Price Index (2010=100) 110.5 112.8 115.2 119.5  
  Index of Industrial Production (2010=100) 116.1 121.5 126.3 131.9  
External Trade (RM million)          
  Imports    682,937.15   685,778.44   698,818.67    
  0. Foods 42,642.63 45,343.47 46,765.81    
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 4,049.33 4,547.66 4,534.13    
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 21,991.58 22,487.63 24,881.87    
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 114,876.47 85,148.12 72,183.85    
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats 4,521.13 6,970.92 5,469.00    
  5. Materials Chemistry 65,992.52 69,736.03 73,570.85    
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 87,418.87 89,629.33 87,921.67    
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 285,547.58 297,067.38 316,347.71    
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 41,774.03 50,447.30 54,558.82    
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities 14,123.01 14,400.60 12,584.96    
             
  Exports    765,416.88    777,355.08    786,964.16    
  0. Foods 25,646.66 27,369.90 30,218.00    
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 4,079.36 4,606.36 4,906.44    
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 17,164.32 21,210.04 22,513.56    
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 168,624.10 125,875.51 111,163.18    
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats   50,490.60   47,863.48 50,637.09    
  5. Materials Chemistry 56,574.56 60,673.88 64,668.72    
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 67,819.02 75,145.28 70,014.91    
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 296,735.36 326,094.79 338,784.59    
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 73,716.95 84,485.29 89,029.45    
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities 4,565.95   4,030.55 5,028.23    

Notes:

  1. 2014 - 2018: Population Estimates based on the adjusted Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010.
  2. Starting 2011, the labour force statistics are estimated based on the latest current population estimates. Therefore the annually statistics labour force time series is updated.
  3. # Total Fertility Rate: The rate per woman aged 15-49 years.
  4. p Preliminary.
  5. e Estimate.
  6. The added total may differ due to rounding.
  7. Group of classification for external trade product is based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).
  8. ​* Source: Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia

Updated: 7 August 2018