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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
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 Indices, August 2021*New

Malaysia’s export & import unit value indices continued to record positive growths at 1.4 per cent and 0.9 per cent in August 2021.

Release Date : Monday 04, October 2021 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, August 2021


Malaysia’s trade performance continued the growth momentum in August 2021 with trade increasing by 15.7 per cent from RM146.7 billion in August 2020 to RM169.8 billion. Exports registered a faster growth than imports, expanding by 18.4 per cent to RM95.6 billion as compared to August 2020. This was the twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year (y-o-y) expansion since September 2020. Imports increased by 12.5 per cent to RM74.2 billion and trade surplus surged by 44.7 per cent to RM21.4 billion.

In comparison to July 2021, total trade, exports and imports contracted by 6.1 per cent, 1.8 per cent and 11.2 per cent, respectively. Meanwhile trade surplus grew by 55.5 per cent.

Release Date : Tuesday 28, September 2021 1200

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia, 2020

Despite uncertain economic situation in 2020, foreign affiliates in Malaysia continued to show good performance by contributing 17.0 per cent to the Malaysia's economy

Release Date : Tuesday 14, September 2021 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2021

Malaysia’s Current Account surplus soared 17.2 per cent to RM14.4 billion in Q2 2021, steered by better performance in merchandise trade amid a wider deficit in Services

Release Date : Friday 13, August 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