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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, Third Quarter 2017*New

In the third quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a larger surplus of RM12.5 billion as compared to RM9.6 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net outflow RM1.2 billion from a net inflow of RM7.3 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM2.9 billion in Q3 2017 (Q2 2017: increased RM2.7 billion). 

Release Date : Friday 17, November 2017 1200

International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2017*New

As at end of September 2017, the level of Malaysia’s net international investment recorded a net assets position of RM21.5 billion. Total financial assets position narrowed by 1.1 per cent to RM1,698.0 billion, while the total liabilities increased by RM1.8 billion to post RM1,676.6 billion.

Release Date : Friday 17, November 2017 1200

Monthly External Trade Statistics September 2017*New


  • On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, exports maintained its double digit growth of 14.8% (+RM10.1 billion) to RM78.3 billion. Re-exports in September 2017 was valued at RM13.6 billion and accounted for 17.3% of total exports. Domestic exports was higher by RM6.7 billion (+11.6%) to register at RM64.7 billion.
  • On a y-o-y basis, imports also expanded 15.2% or RM9.2 billion to RM69.7 billion.
  • On a month-on-month (m-o-m) basis, exports however decreased RM4.0 billion (-4.9%) from RM82.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, exports dropped 6.2%.
  • On a m-o-m basis, imports also declined RM2.6 billion (-3.7%) from RM72.3 billion. In seasonally adjusted terms, imports decreased 4.0%.
  • On a y-o-y basis, export growth was supported by expansion in exports to China (+RM2.4 billion, +27.1%), Hong Kong (+RM1.3 billion, +41.0%), the European Union (+RM1.1 billion, +16.2%) and Indonesia (+RM969.1 million, +42.9%).
  • On a y-o-y basis, higher imports were mainly from Singapore (+RM2.3 billion, +36.0%), Taiwan (+RM1.4 billion, +37.1%), China (+RM967.2 million, +7.8%) and the Republic of Korea  (+RM873.0 million, +31.8%).
Release Date : Friday 03, 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

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia 2015

Malaysia’s recorded 2,922 foreign affiliates in 2015, an increase of 0.3 per cent from 2014. Manufacturing sector registered the largest share of 56.6 per cent followed by services sector (35.2%). Value added grew by 1.9 per cent with a value of RM222.9 billion. Manufacturing sector remained as the main contributor with a share of 45.5 per cent, followed by Mining sector (28.2%).

Release Date : Monday 28, November 2016 1200