Key Economic Indicators


  2017 2018f
Population 32.1 Million 32.9 Million

RM1,174.3 billion

RM1,228.8 billion

GDP Growth 5.9% 5.4%
Per Capita Income RM40,093 


Inflation Rate (CPI) 3.7% 2.5 - 3.5%
Labour Force

14.9 million

15.4 million (as at Oct 2018)

Unemployment 3.4% 3.3%

f: forecast
p: provisional data
NA: Not Available

Source: Ministry of Finance Malaysia

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Malaysia' External Trade Performance

  2017 f
Jan - Nov 2018p
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM935.4 billion

RM914.7 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM836.4 billion

RM805.1 billion
Major Exports Products

  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Petroleum products
  • Chemicals & chemical products
  • Palm oil & palm-based agriculture products
  • Manufactures of Metal
Major Export Markets

  • China
  • Singapore
  • USA
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Japan
  • Thailand

f: final
p: provisional data
NA: Not Available

Sources: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade)

- Matrade's Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the month of November and the period of January-November 2018


Malaysia: Investment Performance

Investment Data (Primary Sector)


Facts on Malaysia

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Last Updated : Thursday 21st February 2019