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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, June 2021


Malaysia’s total trade in June 2021 surged by 29.3 per cent, reaching RM188.7 billion as compared to RM145.9 billion in June 2020. Exports remained strong at a higher level, increasing by 27.2 per cent to RM105.5 billion compared to June 2020. Imports in June 2021 amounted at RM83.2 billion soared by 32.1 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). Trade balance continued to record a surplus of RM22.2 billion with an increase of 11.7 per cent.

On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports, imports, total trade and trade surplus recorded positive growths of 14.3 per cent, 5.9 per cent, 10.4 per cent and 61.7 per cent, respectively.

The overall performance for the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 also experienced significant increase as compared to Q2 of 2020. Exports, imports, total trade and trade surplus expanded by 44.0 per cent, 33.3 per cent, 39.0 per cent and 122.7 per cent, respectively.

Release Date : Wednesday 28, July 2021 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2021

Malaysia’s Current Account Balance continued a surplus by recording RM12.3 billion in the first quarter of 2021, led by the higher net exports of Goods of RM36.6 billion.

Release Date : Tuesday 11, May 2021 1200

Malaysia Trade Statistics Review


Malaysia Trade Statistics Review is a DOSM initiative to produce statistics that incorporate several key indicators through different perspectives. This report provides information on the current scenario of Malaysia's trade and its relationship with other statistical indicators in the Department.


Release Date : Thursday 31, December 2020 0000