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2013 Financial assets position reached RM1,354.0 billion
Exports 2015: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM63.2billion
Machinery & Transport Equipment was 41.8% of 2015 Exports

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics September 2019*New

KEY FACTS

MONTHLY

  • In September 2019, exports slipped 6.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM77.7 billion. Re-exports was valued at RM12.7 billion registering a decline of 17.6% y-o-y and accounted for 16.3% of total exports. Domestic exports also declined 2.9% (-RM2.0 billion) to RM65.0 billion.   
  • Imports expanded 2.4% y-o-y to RM69.4 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports declined 4.5% or RM3.7 billion from RM81.4 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports declined 3.6%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also recorded a decrease of 1.6% or RM1.1 billion from RM70.5 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports dropped marginally 0.02%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports fell due to the decline in exports to Hong Kong (-RM1.8 billion), Singapore (-RM1.4 billion), the European Union
    (-RM891.7 million), Australia (-RM563.8 million) and China (-RM334.0 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from China (+RM1.3 billion), Republic of Korea (+RM595.5 million), Saudi Arabia (+RM515.8 million), the European Union (+RM428.0 million) and India (+RM377.4 million).

QUARTERLY

  • In third quarter 2019, exports fell 1.9% y-o-y to RM247.0 billion. Re-exports was valued at RM44.0 billion decreasing 9.2% y-o-y and accounted for 17.8% of total exports. Domestic exports decreased marginally 0.2% to RM203.0 billion from a year ago.
  • Imports also registered a decrease of 5.8% y-o-y to RM213.5 billion.
  • On a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) basis, exports rose 0.6% from RM245.4 billion.
  • However, on a q-o-q basis, imports registered a decrease of 0.7% from RM215.0 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, the decrease of exports was attributed by lower exports to  Hong Kong (-RM2.6 billion), Singapore (-RM1.8 billion), Australia
    (-RM1.8 billion), the European Union (-RM716.6 million) and Thailand (-RM689.3 million). However, exports increased to the United States (+RM1.6 billion), Bangladesh (+RM933.3 million) and Taiwan (+RM797.5 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, lower imports were mainly from Singapore (-RM4.8 billion), Taiwan (-RM3.5 billion), the European Union (-RM1.9 billion), Thailand (-RM1.8 billion) and Switzerland (-RM1.2 billion). However, higher imports were from Republic of Korea (+RM1.3 billion), United Arab Emirates (+RM740.6 million) and Brunei Darussalam (+RM709.7 million).
Release Date : Monday 04, November 2019 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2019

Malaysia’s current account balance recorded a surplus of RM14.3 billion as against RM16.4 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account posted a higher net outflow of RM18.6 billion (Q1 2019: net outflow RM13.8 bilion). The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia stood at RM425.4 billion.

Release Date : Friday 16, August 2019 1200