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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 January 2018*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports registered a double-digit growth of 17.9% (+RM12.6 billion) to RM82.9 billion. Re-exports in January 2018 was valued at RM17.4 billion and accounted for 21.0% of total exports. Domestic exports grew RM5.6 billion (+9.3%) to RM65.5 billion.  
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports was also in a similar trend increasing by RM7.6 billion (+11.6%) to RM73.2 billion.          
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports expanded RM3.5 billion (+4.4%) from RM79.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports increased 12.5%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also rose RM1.1 billion (+1.5%) from RM72.1 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports increased 5.0%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports increased due to higher exports to Hong Kong (+RM3.9 billion), China (+RM1.5 billion), Viet Nam (+RM1.2 billion), European Union (+RM1.0 billion), Singapore (+RM903.9 million) and the Republic of Korea (+RM870.3 million).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Singapore (+RM2.6 billion), European Union (+RM1.6 billion), India (+RM861.6 million), Taiwan (+RM548.3 million), China (+RM459.2 million) and Thailand (+RM431.7 million).
Release Date : Monday 05, March 2018 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Fourth Quarter 2017

In the fourth quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM12.9 billion as compared to RM12.5 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow RM5.0 billion from a net outflow of RM1.2 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia decreased by RM13.1 billion in Q4 2017 (Q3 2017: increased RM2.9 billion).

Release Date : Wednesday 14, February 2018 1200

International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter 2017

Malaysia’s net international investment recorded a net liabilities position of RM19.3 billion. Total financial assets position decreased by 0.6 per cent to RM1,687.8 billion, while the total liabilities increased by RM30.5 billion to post RM1,707.1 billion.

Release Date : Wednesday 14, February 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

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