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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 November 2016*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports increased RM5.3 billion (+7.8%) to RM72.8 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports rose RM6.4 billion (+11.2%) to RM63.8 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports grew RM3.6 billion (+5.2%) from RM69.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports expanded 11.8%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports increased RM4.4 billion (+7.3%) from RM59.4 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports rose 18.9%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, the higher exports were mainly to Singapore (+RM1.4 billion), China (+RM1.2 billion), European Union (+RM793.7 million), and Viet Nam (+RM700.8 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports increased due to the rise in imports from China (+RM2.2 billion), Japan (+RM1.0 billion), Taiwan (+RM993.2 million) and Brazil (+RM685.2 million).
Release Date : Friday 06, January 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

International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2016

At the end of September 2016, the level of Malaysia's net international investment recorded net assets position of RM26.5 billion compared to net liabilities of RM4.9 billion registered previous quarter. 

Release Date : Friday 18, November 2016 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments Performance, Third Quarter 2016

In the third quarter of 2016, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus on current account of RM6.0 billion compared to RM1.9 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account posted a net outflow of RM6.3 billion (Q2 2016: net inflow of RM9.5 billion) and international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM14.6 billion (Q2 2016: increase by RM8.8 billion).

Release Date : Friday 11, 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

Statistics of International Trade In Services 2015

In 2015, Malaysia’s total international trade in services grew by 1.8 per cent to record RM291.1 billion. This represents 25.2 per cent of GDP at current prices compared to 25.8 per cent in 2014. 

Release Date : Friday 30, September 2016 1200