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Key Economic Indicators

 

2016 p 2017 
Population 31.7 Million 32.1 Million
GDP

RM1,230.1 billion

RM1,311.0 billion

GDP Growth 4.2% 5.9%
Per Capita Income RM37,759

(USD9,102)

RM39,656

(USD8,906)

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

14.7 million

14.9 million

Unemployment 3.4% 3.4%
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM785.9 billion*

RM829.2 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM698.7 billion*

RM743.4 billion
Major Exports: January - December 2017
Major Exports Products*


  • Electrical and Electronic Products
  • Petroleum Products
  • Chemicals & Chemical Products
  • Palm oil & palm-based agriculture products
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Machinery, Equipment & Parts
Major Export Markets*

  • Singapore
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Thailand

p: preliminary e: estimate

Exchange Rate: based on average USD exchange rate for the month of Jan-June 2017 (US$1 = RM4.391)


Sources:

1. The Malaysian Economy in Figure 2017

2.* Matrade Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the year 2017

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Last Updated : Friday 13th July 2018