Malaysia - Facts & Figures

MALAYSIA: KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS

(Page updated by MDBC as of: 27 April 2020)

 

Despite challenges & global uncertainties, Malaysia continues to strengthen its growth momentum & remain as a competitive investment destination.

Some policy alignments are undertaken to address the misperceptions among investors.

Investments projects realised will have substantial effect on the economy:

  • Forward-and-backward linkages
  • Development of supporting industries
  • Transfer of technologies and R&D
  • Creation of employment opportunities
  • Local sourcing
  • Skills development
  • Generation of foreign exchange earnings

Source: Malaysian Investment Develoment Authority (MIDA)

EU Malaysia Trade in Goods Key Figures 2019

Source: European Commission Directorate - General for Trade

EU Malaysia Trade Flows and Balance, 2009 - 2019

Source: European Commission Directorate - General for Trade

EU Malaysia Trade Flows by SITC Section 2019

Source: European Commission Directorate - General for Trade

Malaysia Trade World 2019

Source: European Commission Directorate - General for Trade

Major Export Countries 2019

Major Import Countries 2019

Source: MATRADE

   

 

Source: Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) 

Source: Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Source: Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Source: Malaysian Investment Developement Authority (MIDA)

Note: p - preliminary
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM)

 

MALAYSIA: INVESTMENT OUTLOOK

  • According to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) GDP grew 5.9% in 2017 compared with the 4.2% expansion in 2016.
  • The World Trade Organisation projects global growth to moderate to 3.2% in 2018 from 3.6% in 2017.
  • The consensus forecast for Malaysian economic growth in 2018 is within the range of 5.5 to 5.8%.
  • According to BNM, domestic demand will continue to be the anchor of growth, underpinned by private sector activity.
  • BNM projects gross exports and imports to grow at above-average trends in 2018.
  • On the supply side, BNM forecasts all economic sectors to expand in 2018, with the services and manufacturing sectors continuing to be the key drivers of overall growth, and the construction sector is expected to register a stronger expansion.

Source: World Trade Organisation/ Bank Negara Malaysia

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