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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 July 2018


  • Both imports and exports achieved new record highs in July 2018 with values of RM77.8 billion and RM86.1 billion respectively.
  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports increased RM7.4 billion (+9.4%) to RM86.1 billion. Re-exports in July 2018 was valued at RM18.7 billion and accounted for 21.7% of total exports. Domestic exports expanded 1.1% (+RM752.5 million) to RM67.5 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports rose RM7.2 billion (+10.3%) to RM77.8 billion.
  • For the period of January- July 2018, total trade surpassed RM1 trillion and registered at RM1.1 trillion, an increase of 6.1% y-o-y. Exports grew 7.3% while imports increased 4.8%.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports grew RM7.5 billion (+9.6%) from RM78.6 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports registered an increase of 11.8%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports increased 7.2% or RM5.2 billion from RM72.6 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports increased 3.8%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, export growth was contributed by expansion in exports to China (+RM3.5 billion), Hong Kong (+RM2.9 billion), Taiwan (+RM640.2 million), India (+RM499.9 million) and United States (+RM483.7 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Taiwan (+RM1.2 billion), China (+RM1.1 billion), Saudi Arabia (+RM969.8 million), Indonesia (+RM921.7 million) and India (+RM736.5 million).

Release Date : Wednesday 05, September 2018 12:00 pm

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2018

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM15.0 billion in current account for the first quarter of 2018 (Q4 2017: RM13.9 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM15.2 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM6.0 billion).

Release Date : Thursday 17, May 2018 12:00 pm

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

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

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