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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 November 2017*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports continued to register an increase of RM10.5 billion (+14.4%) to RM83.5 billion. Re-exports in November 2017 was valued at RM12.9 billion and accounted for 15.4% of total exports. Domestic exports grew 15.4% (+RM9.4 billion) to RM70.6 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports recorded an increase of RM9.7 billion (+15.2%) to RM73.6 billion.          
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports increased RM1.2 billion (+1.5%) from RM82.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports increased 2.8%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports grew RM1.7 billion (+2.4%) from RM71.9 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports rose 13.6%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to the higher exports to Hong Kong (+RM1.8 billion), Singapore (+RM1.8 billion), Republic of Korea (+RM1.5 billion), European Union (+RM900.1 million) and United States (+RM890.0 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Singapore (+RM2.6 billion), China (+RM1.7 billion), European Union (+RM1.2 billion), Taiwan (+RM1.1 billion) and India (+RM978.8 million)
Release Date : Friday 05, January 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

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2017

In the third quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a larger surplus of RM12.5 billion as compared to RM9.6 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net outflow RM1.2 billion from a net inflow of RM7.3 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM2.9 billion in Q3 2017 (Q2 2017: increased RM2.7 billion). 

Release Date : Friday 17, November 2017 1200

International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2017

As at end of September 2017, the level of Malaysia’s net international investment recorded a net assets position of RM21.5 billion. Total financial assets position narrowed by 1.1 per cent to RM1,698.0 billion, while the total liabilities increased by RM1.8 billion to post RM1,676.6 billion.

Release Date : Friday 17, 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

Statistics of International Trade In Services 2016

Malaysia’s total international trade in services grew at 6.5 per cent to record RM311.7 billion in 2016. This represents 25.3 per cent of GDP at current prices. 

Release Date : Friday 04, August 2017 1200