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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, November 2021


Malaysia’s trade maintained its upward trend in November 2021 with total trade expanding by 34.9 per cent, reaching RM205.5 billion as compared to RM152.3 billion in November 2020. Exports continued to increase by 32.4 per cent to RM112.2 billion compared to November 2020. Imports rose by 38.0 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in November 2021 amounted at RM93.3 billion. Trade balance recorded a surplus of RM18.9 billion with an increase of 10.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, imports and total trade recorded a positive growth of   5.9 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively, while exports and trade balance contracted by 1.9 per cent and 28.1 per cent respectively.

Release Date : Tuesday 28, December 2021 12:00 pm

Malaysian Economic Statistics Review (MESR), Volume 11/2021

MESR Volume 11/2021 focuses on the economic scenario for September 2021 and economic performance for the third quarter of the year with some highlights on the forthcoming statistics for October 2021

Release Date : Friday 26, November 2021 12:00 pm

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Fourth Quarter 2020

Malaysia’s current account continued a surplus by recording RM19.0 billion in the final quarter of 2020, led by the higher net exports of Goods and smaller deficit in Primary income. The cumulative current account balance of all four quarters for 2020 recorded RM62.1 billion, the highest surplus since 2011. The annual higher surplus was steered by the favourable performance of Goods, lower deficit in Primary income and Secondary income.

Release Date : Thursday 11, February 2021 12:00 pm

Malaysia Trade Statistics Review


Malaysia Trade Statistics Review is a DOSM initiative to produce statistics that incorporate several key indicators through different perspectives. This report provides information on the current scenario of Malaysia's trade and its relationship with other statistical indicators in the Department.

The report contains information on the Malaysia’s merchandise trade performance, the impact of COVID-19 on Malaysia’s trade, exports by SMEs, major imports of selected consumer goods, exports by state, foreign direct investment performance in Malaysia and trade performance links with other statistics produced by DOSM.

Release Date : Thursday 04, June 2020 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

Statistics of International Trade In Services 2016

Malaysia’s total international trade in services grew at 6.5 per cent to record RM311.7 billion in 2016. This represents 25.3 per cent of GDP at current prices. 

Release Date : Friday 04, August 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