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2013 Financial assets position reached RM1,354.0 billion
Exports 2015: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM63.2billion
Machinery & Transport Equipment was 41.8% of 2015 Exports

External Sector

Monthly External Trade Statistics February 2018


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports registered a slight decrease of RM1.5 billion or 2.0% to RM70.3 billion. Re-exports in February 2018 was valued at RM14.5 billion and accounted for 20.7% of total exports. Domestic exports declined RM5.0 billion (-8.2%) to RM55.8 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports was also registered a similar trend decreasing by RM1.7 billion (-2.8%) to RM61.3 billion.          
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports declined RM12.5 billion (-15.1%) from RM82.8 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports decreased 8.9%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also dropped RM11.8 billion (-16.2%) from RM73.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports declined 5.3%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports decreased due to the lower exports to Japan (-RM1.2 billion), China (-RM931.5 million), Indonesia (-RM918.3 million), Singapore (-RM596.3 million) and Mexico (-RM318.6 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, lower imports were mainly from Indonesia (-RM1.2 billion), Australia (-RM814.0 million), Saudi Arabia (-RM640.6 million), Thailand (-RM503.0 million), and Viet Nam (-RM434.3 million).

Release Date : Thursday 05, April 2018 12:00 pm

Statistics on Malaysia's Affiliates Abroad 2015 *New

Malaysia has 2,125 affiliates operating in 84 countries in 2015. The Services based enterprises contributed 74.2 percent and followed by Manufacturing of 14.1 per cent and Agriculture of 4.8 per cent.

Release Date : Tuesday 17, October 2017 12:00 pm

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2017

In the second quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM9.6 billion in current account as compared to RM5.3 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM7.3 billion from a net outflow of RM8.8 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM2.7 billion in Q2 2017 (Q1 2017: decreased by RM1.8 billion). 

Release Date : Friday 18, August 2017 12:00 pm

International Investment Position, First Quarter 2017

Malaysia's net international investment position as at end of March 2017 recorded a net assets position of RM63.0 billion (Q4 2016: RM70.1 billion). Total financial assets position expanded to RM1,739.4 billion and total liabilities registered RM1,676.4 billion.

Release Date : Friday 19, May 2017 12:00 pm

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia 2015

Malaysia’s recorded 2,922 foreign affiliates in 2015, an increase of 0.3 per cent from 2014. Manufacturing sector registered the largest share of 56.6 per cent followed by services sector (35.2%). Value added grew by 1.9 per cent with a value of RM222.9 billion. Manufacturing sector remained as the main contributor with a share of 45.5 per cent, followed by Mining sector (28.2%).

Release Date : Monday 28, November 2016 12:00 pm

Statistics of International Trade In Services 2015

In 2015, Malaysia’s total international trade in services grew by 1.8 per cent to record RM291.1 billion. This represents 25.2 per cent of GDP at current prices compared to 25.8 per cent in 2014. 

Release Date : Friday 30, September 2016 12:00 pm

Statistics of Foreign Direct Investment In Malaysia, 2014 *New

In 2014, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows recorded a net inflow of RM35.3 billion (2013: RM38.2 billion) to attain position at RM467.5 billion at the end of 2014 (2013: RM446.4 billion). Meanwhile, income posted RM62.6 billion in 2014 (2013: RM56.9 billion).

Release Date : Friday 30, October 2015 12:00 pm