Malaysia

Malaysia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$177.1 billion (2011 est.)
$157.3 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$225.6 billion (2011 est.)
$199 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.2% (2011 est.)
1.7% (2010 est.)
note: approximately 30% of goods are price-controlled

Unemployment rate

3.1% (2011 est.)
3.4% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$15,800 (2011 est.)
$15,300 (2010 est.)
$14,400 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

7.2% (2010 est.)
-1.7% (2009 est.)
4.7% (2008 est.)

Internet users

15.355 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

34.456 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.542% (2012 est.)

Population

29,179,952 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945.

In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957.

Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation.

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Malaysia

Economic overview

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.

The NAJIB administration also is continuing efforts to boost domestic demand and reduce the economy's dependence on exports.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Malaysia November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast Malaysia November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW In the forecast period the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition will govern with only a simple parliamentary majority. This will prompt the main political parties to try to persuade members of parliament ...

  • Countries : Malaysia

ISA

East Asia and Pacific - ISA Risk Forecasts

East Asia and Pacific - ISA Risk Forecasts

  • $ 249
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...

  • Countries : South Korea, Asia, Philippines, World, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, North Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Myanmar, Mongolia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Guinea, Oceania, Fiji, Laos

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

  • Countries : World, South America, Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, South Korea, Philippines, Guinea, Congo, Democratic Republic Of, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Argentina, United States, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominica, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, South Africa, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia (slovak Republic), Russian Federation, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, France, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Syrian Arab Republic, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Kuwait, Japan, Israel, India, China, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tunisia, Sudan, Nigeria, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Kenya, Ivory Coast (cote D'ivoire), Gabon, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Angola, Algeria, Oceania, Peru, Cuba, Oman, Iraq, Iran

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Malaysia

D&B Country Insight Report: Malaysia

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, economic ...

  • Countries : Malaysia

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Malaysia

By Country Industry Forecasts > Malaysia

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Malaysia: Key Features  Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. ...

  • Countries : Malaysia

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