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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
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Area (km2)* 330,396 330,323 330,345 330,345  
Population (million)          
  Total 30.21 30.71 31.19 31.63 32.05e
  Male 15.60 15.87 16.11 16.35 16.56e
  Female 14.61 14.84 15.07 15.29 15.49e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 2.4 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3e
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 16.7 17.2 16.7 16.1  
  Crude Death Rate 4.7 4.9 5.0 5.1  
Total Fertility Rate # 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9  
Life Expectancy (years)          
  Male 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.5p 72.7e
  Female 76.9 77.0 77.1 77.2p 77.4e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at current prices (RM million) 1,018,614 1,106,443 1,157,723e 1,230,120p 1,352,477p
  GDP at constant 2010 prices (RM million) 955,080 1,012,449 1,063,355e 1,108,227p 1,173,632p
  GDP Growth (%) 4.7 6.0 5.0e 4.2p 5.9p
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 33,714 36,030 37,123e 38,887p 42,199p
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 13,980.5 14,263.6 14,518.0 14,667.8 14,952.6
  Employed ('000) 13,545.4 13,852.6 14,067.7 14,163.7 14,450.0
  Unemployment ('000) 435.1 411.1 450.3 504.1 502.6
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 67.3 67.6 67.9 67.7 68.0
       Male 81.0 80.6 80.6 80.2 80.1
       Female 52.6 53.7 54.1 54.3 54.7
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.4
Indices          
  Producer Price Index (2010=100)-Local Production 108.8 110.4 102.2 101.1 107.9
  Consumer Price Index (2010=100) 107.1 110.5 112.8 115.2 119.5
  Index of Industrial Production (2010=100) 110.3 116.1 121.5 126.3 131.9
External Trade (RM million)          
  Imports    648,694.87    682,976.55   685,778.44   698,662.32  
  0. Foods 38,857.36 42,642.88 45,343.47 46,765.98  
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 4,069.29 4,049.25 4,547.66 4,533.85  
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 23,888.24 21,991.25 22,487.63 24,884.22  
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 105,022.36 114,904.21 85,148.12 72,022.57  
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats 4,117.14 4,521.14 6,970.92 5,469.00  
  5. Materials Chemistry 59,415.57 66,004.33 69,736.03 73,573.21  
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 85,373.85 87,418.87 89,629.33 87,932.34  
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 276,277.98 285,547.58 297,067.38 316,342.25  
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 37,085.87 41,774.03 50,447.30 54,554.48  
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities 14,587.21 14,123.01 14,400.60 12,584.43  
             
  Exports    719,992.40    765,416.88    777,355.08    785,934.85  
  0. Foods 22,100.54 25,646.66 27,369.90 30,221.72  
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 3,883.91 4,079.36 4,606.36 4,906.86  
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 19,491.59 17,164.32 21,210.04 22,522.33  
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 160,347.72 168,624.10 125,875.51 110,051.09  
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats   49,019.22   50,490.60   47,863.48 50,637.21  
  5. Materials Chemistry 51,761.41 56,574.56 60,673.88 64,582.86  
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 67,700.47 67,819.02 75,145.28 70,070.81  
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 273,675.87 296,735.36 326,094.79 338,882.83  
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 67,318.65 73,716.95 84,485.29 89,030.65  
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities 4,693.03 4,565.95   4,030.55  5,028.49  

Notes:

  1. 2013 - 2017: 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: 2 April 2018