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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

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2019*New

Malaysia registered a higher current account surplus of RM16.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, financial account posted a net outflow of RM13.8 billion (Q4 2018: net outflow RM6.1 bilion). The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia stood at RM420.2 billion

Release Date : Thursday 16, May 2019 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics March 2019*New



  • In March 2019, exports decreased marginally 0.5% to RM84.0 billion year-on-years (y-o-y). Re-exports was valued at RM15.2 billion registering a decline of 5.4% y-o-y and accounted for 18.1% of total exports. Domestic exports recorded an increase of 0.7% or RM446.5 million to RM68.8 billion.
  • Imports also registered a marginal decrease of 0.1% y-o-y to RM69.7 billion.
  • However, on a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports recorded a double-digit growth of 26.2% from RM66.6 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports also rose 7.4%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also soared 25.4% or RM14.1 billion from RM55.5 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports also increased 10.5%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports fell due to the decrease in exports to Singapore (-RM773.6 million), Japan (-RM750.9 million), Hong Kong (-RM725.4 million), the European Union (-RM449.1 million) and Switzerland (-RM421.1 million). However, exports increased to China (+RM1.2 billion),  Taiwan (+RM739.9 million) and Thailand (+RM729.9 million).                 
  • On a y-o-y basis, lower imports were mainly from Japan (-RM665.5 million), Indonesia (-RM601.2 million), India (-RM571.8 million),
  • Switzerland (-RM570.8 million) and Singapore (-RM564.1 million). Meanwhile, higher imports were from China (+RM1.8 billion), Saudi Arabia (+RM587.2 million) and United States (+RM558.3 million).


  • In 1st quarter 2019, exports recorded a decline of 0.7% y-o-y to RM236.0 billion. Re-exports was valued at RM43.1 billion decreasing 10.2% y-o-y and accounted for 18.3% of total exports. Domestic exports grew 1.7% to RM192.9 billion from a year ago.
  • Imports also registered a decrease of 2.5% y-o-y to RM199.1 billion.
  • On a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) basis, exports dropped 10.8% from RM264.8 billion.    
  • On a q-o-q basis, imports declined 13.4% from RM229.9 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, the decrease in exports was attributed to lower exports to Hong Kong (-RM1.9 billion), Indonesia (-RM1.3 billion), Japan (-RM1.3 billion), Switzerland (-RM1.0 billion) and Turkey (-RM539.3 million).  However, exports increased to China (+RM2.0 billion), Taiwan (+RM1.5 billion) and Thailand (+RM1.4 billion).
  • On a y-o-y basis, lower imports were mainly from Singapore (-RM3.3 billion), the European Union (-RM1.7 billion), India (-RM1.4 billion), Switzerland (-RM1.3 billion) and Indonesia (-RM891.2 million). Meanwhile, higher imports were from Saudi Arabia (+RM2.4 billion) and China (+RM1.1 billion).
Release Date : Friday 03, May 2019 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