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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

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2018*New

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

Monthly External Trade Statistics March 2018*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports increased RM1.8 billion (+2.2%) to RM84.5 billion. Re-exports in March 2018 was valued at RM16.1 billion and accounted for 19.1% of total exports. Domestic exports declined 2.6% (-RM1.9 billion) to RM68.4 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports declined RM7.4 billion (-9.6%) to RM69.8 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports expanded RM14.1 billion (+20.1%) from RM70.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports registered an increase of 3.5%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also rose RM8.5 billion (+13.8%) from RM61.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports declined 2.1%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports rose due to higher exports to Hong Kong (+RM2.4 billion), European Union (+RM454.4 million), Thailand (+RM405.4 million), India (+RM340.5 million) and Republic of Korea (+RM288.2 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, lower imports were mainly from United States (-RM3.9 billion), China (-RM2.7 billion), Republic of Korea (-RM648.9 million), Viet Nam (-RM518.3 million) and Brazil (-RM415.7 million).
Release Date : Friday 04, 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

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