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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 July 2018*New


  • Both imports and exports achieved new record highs in July 2018 with values of RM77.8 billion and RM86.1 billion respectively.
  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports increased RM7.4 billion (+9.4%) to RM86.1 billion. Re-exports in July 2018 was valued at RM18.7 billion and accounted for 21.7% of total exports. Domestic exports expanded 1.1% (+RM752.5 million) to RM67.5 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports rose RM7.2 billion (+10.3%) to RM77.8 billion.
  • For the period of January- July 2018, total trade surpassed RM1 trillion and registered at RM1.1 trillion, an increase of 6.1% y-o-y. Exports grew 7.3% while imports increased 4.8%.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports grew RM7.5 billion (+9.6%) from RM78.6 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports registered an increase of 11.8%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports increased 7.2% or RM5.2 billion from RM72.6 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports increased 3.8%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, export growth was contributed by expansion in exports to China (+RM3.5 billion), Hong Kong (+RM2.9 billion), Taiwan (+RM640.2 million), India (+RM499.9 million) and United States (+RM483.7 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Taiwan (+RM1.2 billion), China (+RM1.1 billion), Saudi Arabia (+RM969.8 million), Indonesia (+RM921.7 million) and India (+RM736.5 million).
Release Date : Wednesday 05, September 2018 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Second Quarter 2018

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a lower surplus of RM3.9 billion in current account for the second quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018: RM15.0 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a lower net inflow of RM9.2 billion (Q1 2018: net inflow RM15.2 billion).

Release Date : Friday 17, August 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