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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

Monthly External Trade Statistics May 2018*New


  • Exports in May 2018 was valued at RM82.1 billion, continued to surpass the RM80.0 billion mark, increasing by 3.4% year-on-year (y-o-y). This is the 5th consecutive month where export growth has outpaced imports. Re-exports was valued at RM16.3 registering an increase of 21.4% y-o-y and accounted for 19.8% of total exports. Domestic exports was lower by 0.3% decreasing RM178.0 million to RM65.9 billion.
  • Imports recorded a marginal increase of 0.1% y-o-y to RM74.0 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports recorded a decrease of 2.5% or RM2.1 billion from RM84.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports also shrank 3.3%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports posted a growth of 3.9% or RM2.8 billion from RM71.2 billion. However, in seasonally adjusted terms, imports decreased 1.7%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, export growth was contributed by expansion in exports to Hong Kong (+RM1.4 billion), European Union (+RM913.2 million), Viet Nam (+RM904.4 million), China (+RM795.3 million), and Japan (+RM769.3 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from China (+RM1.13 billion), Taiwan (+RM1.11 billion), Singapore (+RM976.3 million), Saudi Arabia (+RM676.6 million) and Republic of Korea (+RM561.6 million).
Release Date : Thursday 05, July 2018 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2018

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM15.0 billion in current account for the first quarter of 2018 (Q4 2017: RM13.9 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM15.2 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM6.0 billion).

Release Date : Thursday 17, May 2018 1200

Foreign Affiliates Statistics in Malaysia 2016

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia portrays the performance of foreign controlled companies in Malaysia which owned more than 50 per cent of the equity. In 2016, foreign affiliates in Malaysia generated a value added of RM222.7 billion with Manufacturing sector remained as the largest contributor (47.2 per cent).

Release Date : Thursday 30, November 2017 1200

Statistics on Malaysia's Affiliates Abroad 2015

Malaysia has 2,125 affiliates operating in 84 countries in 2015. The Services based enterprises contributed 74.2 percent and followed by Manufacturing of 14.1 per cent and Agriculture of 4.8 per cent.

Release Date : Tuesday 17, October 2017 1200