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Exports 2018: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM67.5 billion
Electrical and Electronic Products was 38.0% of 2018 Exports

External Sector

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.


Release Date : Thursday 31, December 2020 0000

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, November 2020


Exports in November 2020 was valued at RM84.4 billion, expanded by 4.3 per cent as compared with November 2019. Imports declined by 9.0 per cent from RM74.3 billion to RM67.6 billion. Significant decrease in imports has resulted in a higher trade surplus of RM16.8 billion, surged by 151.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). Against the backdrop of challenging global economic conditions due to COVID-19 effects, Malaysia’s total trade in November 2020 declined by 2.0 per cent from RM155.2 billion in November last year to RM152.0 billion.

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports, imports, total trade and trade balance recorded a decrease of 7.3 per cent, 1.9 per cent, 5.0 per cent and 24.0 per cent respectively.

Release Date : Monday 28, December 2020 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2020

Malaysia’s Current Account Balance (CAB) jumps to RM26.1 billion in the third quarter of 2020 driven by noteworthy performance in exports of goods and the surplus in secondary income. Meanwhile, financial account consistently recorded a net outflow of RM35.2 billion as against RM19.8 billion in last quarter. The international reserves decreased to RM436.4 billion as compared to RM443.0 billion in the preceding quarter.

Release Date : Friday 13, November 2020 1200