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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 July 2017*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports in July 2017 posted a stronger growth than imports for the third straight month which is 30.9% to RM78.6 billion.  
  • Re-exports in July 2017 was valued at RM12.0 billion and accounted for 15.3% of total exports. Domestic exports was higher by RM14.2 billion (+27.0%) to register at RM66.6 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports also rose RM12.6 billion (+21.8%) to RM70.6 billion.  
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports rose RM5.5 billion (+7.6%) from RM73.1 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports expanded 8.7%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also grew RM7.4 billion (+11.7%) from RM63.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports increased 7.7%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to the higher exports to Singapore (+RM3.0 billion), China (+RM2.1 billion), European Union (+RM2.1 billion),  Japan (+RM1.3 billion) and Thailand (+RM1.1 billion).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from the China (+RM2.8 billion), Singapore (+RM2.4 billion), European Union (+RM2.0 billion), United States (+RM1.2 billion) and Indonesia (+RM1.0 billion).
Release Date : Wednesday 06, September 2017 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2017

In the second quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM9.6 billion in current account as compared to RM5.3 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM7.3 billion from a net outflow of RM8.8 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM2.7 billion in Q2 2017 (Q1 2017: decreased by RM1.8 billion). 

Release Date : Friday 18, August 2017 1200

International Investment Position, Second Quarter 2017

Malaysia's net international investment position recorded a net assets position of RM42.3 billion (Q1 2017: RM63.0 billion). Total financial assets position narrowed to RM1,717.2 billion and total liabilities registered RM1,674.8 billion.

Release Date : Friday 18, August 2017 1200

Statistics of International Trade In Services 2016

Malaysia’s total international trade in services grew at 6.5 per cent to record RM311.7 billion in 2016. This represents 25.3 per cent of GDP at current prices. 

Release Date : Friday 04, August 2017 1200

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia 2015

Malaysia’s recorded 2,922 foreign affiliates in 2015, an increase of 0.3 per cent from 2014. Manufacturing sector registered the largest share of 56.6 per cent followed by services sector (35.2%). Value added grew by 1.9 per cent with a value of RM222.9 billion. Manufacturing sector remained as the main contributor with a share of 45.5 per cent, followed by Mining sector (28.2%).

Release Date : Monday 28, November 2016 1200

Statistics of Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia, 2015

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia posted a net inflow of RM43.4 billion in 2015. In the meantime, FDI stock recorded a value of RM504.9 billion as at the end of 2015, while investment income registered RM51.3 billion.

Release Date : Friday 28, October 2016 1200