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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

Malaysia External Trade Statistics January 2019*New


  • Malaysia’s exports in January 2019 posted a growth of 3.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM85.4 billion. Re-exports was valued at RM17.5 billion (+0.4%) and accounted for 20.5% of total exports. Domestic exports increased RM2.5 billion or 3.9% to RM67.9 billion.  
  • Imports also grew 1.0% y-o-y to RM73.9 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports increased RM1.9 billion (+2.2%) from RM83.5 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports registered an increase of 7.9%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports posted a growth of RM1.0 billion (+1.4%) from  RM72.9 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports rose 2.6%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, export growth was attributed to expansion in exports to China (+RM919.4 million), Thailand (+RM823.3 million), Republic of Korea (+RM775.0 million) and the United States (+RM680.8 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from China (+RM2.7 billion), Saudi Arabia (+RM1.2 billion) and Taiwan (+RM696.0 million)
Release Date : Monday 04, March 2019 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Fourth Quarter 2018

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus of RM10.8 billion in current account for the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q3 2018: RM3.8 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net outflow of RM6.1 billion (Q3 2018: net inflow RM2.3 billion).

Release Date : Thursday 14, February 2019 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