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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

Malaysia External Trade Statistics May 2019*New



  • In May 2019, exports increased 2.5% to RM84.1 billion year-on-year (y-o-y). Domestic exports recorded an increase of 8.8% or RM5.8 billion to      RM71.6 billion. However, re-exports was valued at RM12.5 billion registering a decline of 23.1% y-o-y and accounted for 14.8% of total exports. 
  • Imports also registered an increase of 1.4% y-o-y to RM75.1 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports decreased 1.2% from RM85.2 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports also declined 1.2%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports recorded a growth of 1.0% from RM74.3 billion.In seasonally adjusted terms, imports decreased 4.0%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, exports grew due to the increase in exports to India (+RM1.2 billion), the United States (+RM816.0 million) and the Philippines (+RM515.1 million). However, exports decreased to the European Union (-RM558.9 million) and Australia (-RM380.8 million).                   
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from the United States (+RM1.6 billion) and Indonesia (+RM582.1 million).Meanwhile, lower imports were from Iraq (-RM550.4 million) and Taiwan (-RM494.6 million). 
Release Date : Thursday 04, July 2019 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2019

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