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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, February 2021


Malaysia’s total trade in February 2021 registered a double-digit growth of 15.4 per cent, reaching RM157.3 billion as compared to the same month last year. Exports remained at a higher level, increasing by 17.6 per cent to RM87.6 billion compared with February 2020. This was the strongest year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in 28 months. Imports in February 2021 was valued at RM69.7 billion expanded by 12.7 per cent y-o-y. Trade surplus stood at RM17.9 billion, 41.6 per cent higher compared with February 2020. This was the 10th consecutive month of trade surplus since May 2020.

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports, imports and total trade posted a decrease of 2.3 per cent, 4.5 per cent and 3.3 per cent, respectively. In contrast, trade surplus increased by 7.6 per cent.

Release Date : Monday 29, March 2021 1200

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 1200

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