The Leading Index (LI) which monitors the economic performance in advance decreased 0.6% in October 2016. The LI was registered at 116.7 points as against 117.4 points recorded in the previous month. The annual change of LI declined 1.4% in October 2016. The Coincident Index (CI) which measures the current economic activity, grew 0.2% (month-on-month) and the annual change rose 2.7% in the reference month.
The annual change of CI remained favourable in October 2016. However, the LI posted a lower annual growth as compared to the previous month. Supported by the Diffusion Index for both indexes above 50.0%, this indicates that the economy is expected to continue expanding at a slower pace in the following months.
Release Date : Friday 23, December 2016 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