The Leading Index (LI) which monitors the economic performance in advance decreased 0.3% in November 2016 to 116.4 points from 116.8 points recorded in October 2016. The annual change of LI declined 1.4% in the reference month. The Coincident Index (CI) which measures the current economic activity, registered a growth of 0.4% (month-on-month) and the annual change expanded to 3.0% in the current month.
The annual growth of CI showed an improvement in November 2016 as compared to the previous month. However, the annual change of LI remained negative in the reference month. Concurrently, the Diffusion Index for CI reached 100.0% while Diffusion Index for LI was 42.9%. Thus, the Malaysian economy is expected to grow at a slower momentum in the coming months.
Release Date : Tuesday 24, January 2017 1200
The business performance in the fourth quarter of 2016 is expected to increase slightly as recorded by the confidence indicator of +0.1 per cent.
Release Date : Wednesday 30, November 2016 1200
The structure of Malaysian economy by commodity flow of goods and services based on supply and demand is shown in Figure 1. The total supply of goods and services in 2010 was RM2,676.4 billion of which 77.5 per cent was contributed by domestic production, 21.7 per cent by imports and 0.8 per cent by taxes less subsidies on products. The total value of domestic production was RM2,074.2 billion where goods and services contributed 54.6 per cent and 45.4 per cent respectively. Meanwhile from the total imports of RM582.0 billion, the contribution of goods was 86.7 per cent while services was 13.3 per cent.
Release Date : Monday 11, August 2014 1200