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Environmental protection expenditures by industry in Malaysia 2017: RM2.59 billion
2018, emission of pollutants to the atmosphere from motor vehicles: 2.4 million tones
2018, volume of water supplied in Malaysia: 17,174 million litres per day
2018, the scheduled waste generated in Malaysia: 2.4 million tonnes
In 2018, 79 out of 143 rivers are classified as clean

Compendium of Environment Statistics 2016

Release Date : Tuesday 20, December 2016 1700

The Compendium of Environment Statistics (CES) presents statistics on environment for the period 2011-2015/2016 by topic namely air, water (inland and marine), land and urban/human settlements. The compilation of this statistics includes environment information, impacts of human activities on the environment and actions taken to minimise the impact. The data sources are obtained from various agencies. Statistics shown are related to the topics of air, water (inland and marine), land and urban/human settlements.


In 2015, motor vehicles was the main source contributed to emission of pollutants to the air of 2.1 million tonnes. Within the same period, the number of cumulative motor vehicles registered was 26.3 million.


  • Inland

In 2015, the production volume of water supplied was 16,159 liters per day. A total of 95.5 per cent of Malaysia’s population served with piped water in which 97.2 per cent of urban population and 93.0 per cent  of rural population is served with piped water.

  • Marine

Marine water quality status is monitored by the coastal areas, estuaries and islands according to four categories; Excellent, Good, Moderate and Poor. In 2015, all of three areas showed most of the stations recorded Moderate readings.


In 2015, 18.3 million hectares (55.2%) from the total land of Malaysia (330,345 km²) was forested area.



Generally, human activities has caused environment quality degradation and affected the human health. Contaminated food and water intake can cause five types of Food and Water Borne Diseases that are cholera, typhoid, dysentery, viral hepatitis A and food poisoning. In 2015, the incidence rate (IR) of food poisoning was the highest at 47.3 per 100,000 population.




Released By:

20 December 2016

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my

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