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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

Statistics on Malaysia's Affiliates Abroad 2015

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

Monthly External Trade Statistics March 2017


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports continued to register a strong growth with increase of RM16.0 billion (+24.1%) to RM82.6 billion.          Re-exports in March 2017 was valued at RM12.4 billion and accounted for 15.0% of total exports.     
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports also recorded a strong increase of RM21.8 billion (+39.4%) to RM77.2 billion.          
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports rose RM10.8 billion (+15.1%) from RM71.8 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports decreased 1.0%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports grew RM14.2 billion (+22.5%) from RM63.1 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports rose 6.8%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to the higher exports to China (+RM3.1 billion), Singapore (+RM2.4 billion), European Union               (+RM1.9 billion), United states (+RM1.1 billion) and Japan (+RM740.0 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from China (+RM4.7 billion), United States (+RM4.3 billion), Republic of Korea (+RM1.8 billion), Singapore (+RM1.5 billion) and European Union (+RM1.4 billion).

Release Date : Friday 05, 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

Quarterly Balance of Payments Performance, First Quarter 2016

In the first quarter 2016, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a lower surplus in current account of RM5.0 billion. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM5.8 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia decreased by RM27.6 billion.

Release Date : Friday 13, May 2016 12:00 pm

Statistics of Foreign Direct Investment In Malaysia, 2014

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