- Malaysia’s exports in 2019 were RM995.1 billion, down 0.8 per cent from 2018. Imports also decreased by 3.5 per cent to RM849.4 billion.
- The decline in exports was attributed by lower exports mainly by Sabah (-RM7.2 billion), Terengganu (-RM4.7 billion), Johor (-RM3.3 billion), Sarawak (-RM2.5 billion), Melaka (-RM1.8 billion), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM1.0 billion), Kelantan (-RM1.0 billion), Pulau Pinang (-RM0.8 billion), Perak (-RM0.4 billion) and Perlis (-RM0.2 billion).
- However, exports increased in Pahang by RM12.2 billion, Kedah (+RM3.0 billion), Selangor (+RM1.0 billion), Negeri Sembilan (+RM1.0 billion) and W.P. Labuan (+RM0.4 billion).
- At the same time, the decline in imports was due to lower imports from Selangor (-RM9.6 billion), Pulau Pinang (-RM7.9 billion), Kedah (-RM2.8 billion), Perak (-RM2.1 billion ), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM1.8 billion), Melaka (-RM1.6 billion), Negeri Sembilan (-RM1.1 billion), Sarawak (-RM1.0 billion), Johor (-RM0.4 billion), Perlis (-RM0.4 billion), Sabah (-RM0.3 billion), Pahang (-RM0.2 billion) and Kelantan (-RM0.2 billion). Terengganu and W.P. Labuan recorded an increase in imports of RM1.7 billion and RM0.6 billion respectively.
- Pulau Pinang, Johor, Selangor, Sarawak and W.P. Kuala Lumpur accounted for 80.2 per cent of Malaysia's total exports.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
18 December 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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