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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 May 2017*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports strengthened further its uptrend growth momentum and outpaced import growth with an increase of RM19.5 billion (+32.5%) to RM79.4 billion. The share of re-exports was 16.9% with a value of RM13.4 billion. Performance of domestic exports was also strong and expanded RM14.5 billion (+28.1%) to RM66.0 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports increased strongly by RM17.2 billion (+30.4%) to RM73.9 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports rose RM5.5 billion (+7.5%) from RM73.9 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports increased 9.0%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports grew RM8.7 billion (+13.3%) from RM65.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports rose 10.4%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to the higher exports to Singapore (+RM3.8 billion), China (+RM3.6 billion), European Union (+RM1.8 billion), Australia (+RM1.2 billion) and the United States (+RM1.0 billion).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from China (+RM2.5 billion), the United States (+RM2.3 billion), Singapore (+RM1.7 billion), India (+RM1.6 billion) and Taiwan (+RM1.1 billion).
Release Date : Friday 07, July 2017 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments Performance, First Quarter 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus in current account of RM5.3 billion from RM12.5 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account posted a net outflow of RM8.8 billion (Q4 2016: net outflow RM14.2 billion) and international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia decreased by RM1.8 billion (Q4 2016: increase by RM19.0 billion) to stand at RM422.1 billion.

Release Date : Friday 19, May 2017 1200

International Investment Position, First Quarter 2017

Malaysia's net international investment position as at end of March 2017 recorded a net assets position of RM63.0 billion (Q4 2016: RM70.1 billion). Total financial assets position expanded to RM1,739.4 billion and total liabilities registered RM1,676.4 billion.

Release Date : Friday 19, May 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

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