↑ Top
Exports 2018: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM67.5 billion
Electrical and Electronic Products was 38.0% of 2018 Exports

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, August 2020


Malaysia’s exports in August 2020 slipped by 2.9 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM79.1 billion, while imports amounted to RM65.9 billion, a contraction of 6.5 per cent. This has resulted in a trade surplus of RM13.2 billion in August 2020, a growth of 19.7 per cent y-o-y. Total trade was valued at RM145.1 billion, lower by 4.6 per cent y-o-y.

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports, imports, total trade and trade surplus registered a decline of 14.5 per cent, 2.2 per cent, 9.3 per cent and 47.5 per cent respectively.

For the first eight months of 2020, exports amounted RM620.6 billion, decreased by 5.8 per cent compared to the same period of 2019. Meanwhile imports declined by 7.3 per cent to RM517.7 billion. Total trade stood at RM1.1 trillion, also declining by 6.5 per cent. In contrast, trade surplus recorded an increase of 2.9 per cent to RM103.0 billion.

Release Date : Monday 28, September 2020 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2020

In the second quarter of this year, Malaysia’s Current Account Balance (CAB) continued to record a surplus of RM7.6 billion despite the global economic uncertainties and continuous spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Financial account continued to register a higher net outflow of RM19.8 billion in the second quarter this year. The international reserves stood at RM443.0 billion as compared to RM440.0 billion in the preceding quarter.

Release Date : Friday 14, August 2020 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.

The report contains information on the Malaysia’s merchandise trade performance, the impact of COVID-19 on Malaysia’s trade, exports by SMEs, major imports of selected consumer goods, exports by state, foreign direct investment performance in Malaysia and trade performance links with other statistics produced by DOSM.

Release Date : Thursday 04, June 2020 1200