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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 February 2017*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports continued its strong growth momentum expanded by RM15.1 billion (+26.5%) to RM71.8 billion. Re-exports in February 2017 was valued at RM11.0 billion and accounted for 15.3% of total exports.     
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports also recorded a strong increase, rising RM13.7 billion (+27.7%) to RM63.1 billion.          
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports increased RM1.5 billion (+2.1%) from RM70.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports rose 12.0%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports declined RM2.5 billion (-3.8%) from RM65.5 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports expanded 11.4%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to the higher exports to China (+RM3.1 billion), Singapore (+RM2.0 billion), European Union (+RM1.6 billion), Indonesia (+RM1.5 billion) and Japan (+RM1.1 billion).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Indonesia (+RM1.7 billion), Singapore (+RM1.4 billion), China (+RM1.4 billion), Australia (+RM1.3 billion) and Taiwan (+RM1.2 billion).
Release Date : Wednesday 05, April 2017 1200

International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter 2016

Malaysia's net international investment position at the end of December 2016 recorded a net assets position of RM81.2 billion (Q3 2016: RM26.5 billion). Total financial assets position expanded to RM1,734.9 billion and total liabilities registered RM1,653.6 billion. At the end of December 2016, Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) stock recorded RM569.4 billion (Q3 2016: RM539.8 billion) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock in Malaysia accounted for RM545.6 billion (Q3 2016: RM525.5 billion).

Release Date : Friday 24, February 2017 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments Performance, Fourth Quarter 2016

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus on current account of RM12.2 billion compared to RM6.0 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account posted a net outflow of RM13.2 billion (Q3 2016: net outflow RM6.3 billion) and international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM19.2 billion (Q3 2016: increase by RM14.6 billion).

Release Date : Thursday 16, February 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