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Key Economic Indicators

 

2015 p 2016f
Population 31.0 Million 31.4 Million
GDP

RM1,063.5 billion

RM1,114.8 billion

GDP Growth 4.5 - 5.5% 4.0 - 5.0%
Per Capita Income RM36,397

(USD9,488)

RM38,438

(USD10,020)

Inflation Rate (CPI) 1.9% 2.0 - 3.0%
Labour Force

14.1 million persons

-

Unemployment 3.1% 2.9%
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM779.95 billion*

RM770.4 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM685.65 billion*

RM697.2 billion
Major Exports Products *
(Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Chemical & Chemical Product
  • Petroleum Product
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Palm Oil & Palm-based Product
  • Machinery, Appliances & Parts
Major Export Markets *
(Jan - Dec 2015)
  • Singapore
  • People's Republic of China
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Thailand

p: preliminary f: forecast

Exchange Rate: based on average USD exchange rate for the month of April 2016 (US$1 = RM3.836)


Sources:

1. Ministry of Finance - Economic Report 2015/2016

2.* Matrade Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the year 2015

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Last Updated : Friday 28th April 2017