Malaysia Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Malaysia › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (or Malaysian Dollar), MYR
Year of data: 2014 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 37
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 30,073,353 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 329,847 sq km ; land: 328,657 sq km ; water: 1,190 sq km
Natural Resources: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
Capital: name: Kuala Lumpur; note - Putrajaya is referred to as an administrative center not the capital; Parliament meets in Kuala Lumpur ; geographic coordinates: 3 10 N, 101 42 E ; time difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Malaysia, a middle-income country, has transformed itself since the 1970s from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy. Under current Prime Minister NAJIB, Malaysia is attempting to achieve high-income status by 2020 and to move farther up the value-added production chain by attracting investments in Islamic finance, high technology industries, biotechnology, and services. NAJIB's Economic Transformation Program (ETP) is a series of projects and policy measures intended to accelerate the country's economic growth. The government has also taken steps to liberalize some services sub-sectors. The NAJIB administration also is continuing efforts to boost domestic demand and reduce the economy's dependence on exports. Nevertheless, exports - particularly of electronics, oil and gas, palm oil and rubber - remain a significant driver of the economy. As an oil and gas exporter, Malaysia has profited from higher world energy prices, although the rising cost of domestic gasoline and diesel fuel, combined with sustained budget deficits, has forced Kuala Lumpur to begin to address fiscal shortfalls, through initial reductions in energy and sugar subsidies and the announcement of the 2015 implementation of a 6% goods and services tax. The government is also trying to lessen its dependence on state oil producer Petronas. The oil and gas sector supplies about 32% of government revenue in 2013. Bank Negara Malaysia (central bank) maintains healthy foreign exchange reserves, and a well-developed regulatory regime has limited Malaysia's exposure to riskier financial instruments and the global financial crisis. Nevertheless, Malaysia could be vulnerable to a fall in commodity prices or a general slowdown in global economic activity because exports are a major component of GDP. In order to attract increased investment, NAJIB earlier raised possible revisions to the special economic and social preferences accorded to ethnic Malays under the New Economic Policy of 1970, but retreated in 2013 after he encountered significant opposition from Malay nationalists and other vested interests. In September 2013 NAJIB launched the new Bumiputra Economic Empowerment Program (BEEP), policies that favor and advance the economic condition of ethnic Malays.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Malaysia in year 2014 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 5.9 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)MYR 1,078.12 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 336.913 Billion
GDP Deflator 129.258 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)MYR 27,385.86 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)MYR 35,398.54 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 11,062.04
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 746.821 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 24,520.78
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.698 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 1.444
Investment (% of GDP) 26.736 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 31.057 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 110.223 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 2.9 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 112.058 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 2.9 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 6.259 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 5.497 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 6.637 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 2.807 %
Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) 3 %
Population 30.457 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)MYR 258.818 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 24.006 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)MYR 297.874 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 27.629 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)MYR -39.056 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -3.623 %
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency)MYR -41.981 Billion.
General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) -3.936 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesMYR 1,078.12 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ 14.557 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) 4.321 %
Economic Indicators for Malaysia 2014

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 834.082 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 5.9 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 1,078.12 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Malaysia in year 2014 is US$ 336.913 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Malaysia in year 2014 is 129.258 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 27,385.86 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 35,398.54 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Malaysia in year 2014 is US$ 11,062.04 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Malaysia in year 2014 is US$ 746.821 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Malaysia in year 2014 is US$ 24,520.78 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 0.698 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Malaysia in year 2014 is 1.444 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 26.736 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 31.057 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 110.223 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 2.9 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 112.058 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 2.9 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 6.259 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 5.497 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 6.637 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 2.807 %.

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 3 %.

Population for Malaysia in year 2014 is 30.457 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 258.818 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 24.006 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 297.874 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 27.629 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR -39.056 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is -3.623 %.

General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR -41.981 Billion.

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is -3.936 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Malaysia in year 2014 is MYR 1,078.12 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Malaysia in year 2014 is US$ 14.557 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Malaysia in year 2014 is 4.321 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Malaysia
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Malaysia
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Malaysia
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Malaysia
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Malaysia
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Malaysia
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Malaysia
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Malaysia
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Malaysia
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Malaysia
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Malaysia
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Malaysia
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Malaysia
  Labor Force by Occupation for Malaysia
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Malaysia
  National Budget and Public Debt for Malaysia
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Malaysia
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Malaysia
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Malaysia
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Malaysia
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Malaysia
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Malaysia
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Malaysia
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Malaysia
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Malaysia
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Malaysia
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Malaysia
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Malaysia
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Malaysia
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Malaysia
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Malaysia
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Malaysia
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Malaysia
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for Malaysia
  Internet Penetration Rate for Malaysia
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Malaysia
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Malaysia
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Malaysia
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for Malaysia
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Malaysia
  Business Freedom for Malaysia
  Trade Freedom for Malaysia
  Fiscal Freedom for Malaysia
  Government Spending for Malaysia
  Monetary Freedom for Malaysia
  Investment Freedom for Malaysia
  Financial Freedom for Malaysia
  Property Rights for Malaysia
  Freedom from Corruption for Malaysia
  Labor Freedom for Malaysia
  Tariff Rate for Malaysia
  Income Tax Rate for Malaysia
  Corporate Tax Rate for Malaysia
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Malaysia
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Malaysia
* Source: HFO
Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for Malaysia
Indicator
  Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for Malaysia
* Source: TIO
Malaysia Economic Indicators in other Years
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2019 (Forecast)
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2018 (Forecast)
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2017 (Forecast)
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2016 (Forecast)
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2015 (Forecast)
Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2014 (Current)
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2013
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2012
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2011
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2010
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2009
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2008
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2007
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2006
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2005
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2004
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2003
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2002
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2001
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 2000
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1999
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1998
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1997
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1996
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1995
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1994
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1993
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1992
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1991
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1990
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1989
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1988
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1987
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1986
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1985
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1984
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1983
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1982
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1981
  Malaysia Economic Indicators for Year 1980


Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International