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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 32.38 32.58e
  Male 16.11 16.35 16.54 16.72 16.83e
  Female 15.07 15.29 15.48 15.66 15.75e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.6e
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) 1,176,941 1,249,698 1,371,648e 1,446,914p  
  GDP at constant 2015 prices (RM million) 1,176,941 1,229,312 1,299,897e 1,361,533p  
  GDP Growth (%)   4.4 5.7e 4.7p  
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 37,739 39,505 42,834e 44,679p  
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. 2015 - 2019: Population Estimates based on the adjusted Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010.
  2. Employment data in 2010 and 2011 has been revised based on the latest population estimates from the Census of Population and Housing 2010, which was adjusted for under-enumeration.
  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