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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 November 2018*New



  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports increased RM1.3 billion (+1.6%) to RM84.8 billion. Re-exports in November 2018 was valued at RM15.9 billion registering an increase of 24.5% y-o-y and accounted for 18.7% of total exports. Domestic exports declined 2.6% (-RM1.8 billion) to RM68.9 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports rose RM3.7 billion (+5.0%) to RM77.2 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports decreased 12.0% or  RM11.6 billion from RM96.4 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports declined 12.9%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also recorded a decrease of 3.5% or RM2.8 billion from RM80.1 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports grew 1.2%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports rose due to higher exports to Taiwan (+RM1.1 billion), Viet Nam (+RM938.5 million), Hong Kong  (+RM876.8 million), Singapore (+RM872.2 million) and China (+RM435.3 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from European Union (+RM773.3 million), Saudi Arabia (+RM581.8 million), Republic of Korea (+RM456.8 million), Russian Federation (+RM411.4 million) and Taiwan (+RM409.4 million).
Release Date : Friday 04, January 2019 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2018

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus of RM3.8 billion in current account for the third quarter of 2018 (Q2 2018: RM3.9 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a lower net inflow of RM0.2 billion (Q2 2018: net inflow RM9.2 billion).

Release Date : Friday 16, November 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