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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
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Area (km2)* 330,345 330,345 330,621    
Population (million)          
  Total 31.19 31.63 32.02 32.38e  
  Male 16.11 16.35 16.54 16.72e  
  Female 15.07 15.29 15.48 15.66e  
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1e  
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 16.7 16.1 15.9    
  Crude Death Rate 5.0 5.1 5.3    
Total Fertility Rate # 2.0 1.9 1.9    
Life expectancy at birth (years)          
  Male 72.5 72.1 72.1 72.2p 72.2e
  Female 77.1 77.0 77.1 77.1p 77.3e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at current prices (RM million) 1,158,513 1,231,020e 1,353,380p    
  GDP at constant 2010 prices (RM million) 1,063,998 1,108,935e 1,174,329p    
  GDP Growth (%) 5.1 4.2e 5.9p    
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 37,148 38,915e 42,228p    
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 14,518.0 14,667.8 14,980.1 15,280.3  
  Employed ('000) 14,067.7 14,163.7 14,476.8 14,776.0  
  Unemployment ('000) 450.3 504.1 503.3 504.3  
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 67.9 67.7 68.0 68.3  
       Male 80.6 80.2 80.1 80.4  
       Female 54.1 54.3 54.7 55.2  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.3  
Indices          
  Producer Price Index (2010=100)-Local Production 102.2 101.1 107.9    
  Consumer Price Index (2010=100) 112.8 115.2 119.5    
  Index of Industrial Production (2010=100) 121.5 126.3 131.9    
External Trade (RM million)          
  Imports   685,778.44   698,818.67      
  0. Foods 45,343.47 46,765.81      
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 4,547.66 4,534.13      
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 22,487.63 24,881.87      
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 85,148.12 72,183.85      
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats 6,970.92 5,469.00      
  5. Materials Chemistry 69,736.03 73,570.85      
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 89,629.33 87,921.67      
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 297,067.38 316,347.71      
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 50,447.30 54,558.82      
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities 14,400.60 12,584.96      
             
  Exports    777,355.08    786,964.16      
  0. Foods 27,369.90 30,218.00      
  1. Beverages and Tobacco 4,606.36 4,906.44      
  2. Crude Materials, Inedible 21,210.04 22,513.56      
  3. Mineral Fuels, Lubricants, and Other 125,875.51 111,163.18      
  4. Oils & Animal and Vegetable fats   47,863.48 50,637.09      
  5. Materials Chemistry 60,673.88 64,668.72      
  6. Manufactured Goods (including tin) 75,145.28 70,014.91      
  7. Machinery and Transport Equipment 326,094.79 338,784.59      
  8. Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 84,485.29 89,029.45      
  9. Miscellaneous Transactions and Commodities   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: 14 November 2018