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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

Malaysia External Trade Statistics By State 2021

Release Date : Tuesday 08, June 2021 1200



  • Malaysia’s exports valued at RM981.0 billion in 2020, weighed down 1.4 per cent as compared to RM995.1 billion in 2019. The decline in exports was due to the lower exports mainly by Sarawak (-RM15.5 billion), Selangor (-RM11.3 billion), Johor (-RM5.3 billion), Sabah (-RM4.2 billion), ​W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM3.4 billion), Terengganu (-RM2.8 billion), Negeri Sembilan (-RM2.3 billion), W.P. Labuan (-RM2.1 billion), Kedah (-RM0.4 billion) and Perlis (-RM0.1 billion). However, the value of exports increased in Pulau Pinang by RM28.4 billion, Pahang (+RM3.4 billion), Perak (+RM2.0 billion), Melaka (+RM0.5 billion) and Kelantan (+RM0.1 billion).
  • Meanwhile, imports recorded a decrease of 6.3 per cent to RM796.2 billion in 2020 as against RM849.4 billion in the previous year. The decline in imports was induced by a lower imports from Selangor (-RM23.7 billion), Johor (-RM19.7 billion), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (-RM10.2 billion), Melaka ( RM9.7 billion), Negeri Sembilan (-RM6.1 billion), Terengganu (-RM1.8 billion), Perak (-RM1.7 billion), Sarawak (-RM1.2 billion), Perlis (-RM0.5 billion) and W.P. Labuan (-RM0.2 billion). On the contrary, Pulau Pinang recorded higher imports of RM10.2 billion, followed by Sabah (+RM8.6 billion), Kedah (+RM3.4 billion), Kelantan (+RM0.9 billion) and Pahang (+RM0.1 billion).
  • The decline in exports was in line with lower external demand by Thailand (-RM11.0 billion), India (-RM8.1 billion), Bangladesh (-RM4.6 billion), Viet Nam (-RM4.5 billion) and Japan (-RM4.3 billion). In contrast, exports to China and the United States increased with a value of RM17.6 billion and RM12.3 billion respectively.
  • Meanwhile, lower imports were mainly from Singapore (-RM15.9 billion), Thailand (-RM10.1 billion), France (-RM4.6 billion) and China (-RM4.5 billion). However, higher imports were recorded from the Republic of Korea (+RM6.4 billion) and Bahrain (+RM2.1 billion).


The 2020 data is provisional and subject to revision in later issues.


The full publication of the Malaysia External Trade Statistics By State 2021 can be downloaded through eStatistik Portal.

For more details, please refer to the Department’s portal: www.dosm.gov.my


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

8 June 2021


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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