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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

External Sector

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, May 2022*New


Malaysia’s trade performance remained resilient and maintained its upward momentum in May 2022. Total trade increased by 33.6 per cent from RM170.9 billion in the preceding year to RM228.4 billion, the 16th consecutive month of double-digit growth since February 2021. Consistent with the trade’s performance, exports and imports also registered double-digit growths of 30.5 per cent and 37.3 per cent, respectively as compared to May 2021. Malaysia’s imports recorded all-time high at RM107.9 billion, in line with the surge in intermediate goods by 34.1 per cent, signified a positive sign of domestic economic activity. Trade value continued to record a surplus, with a value of RM12.6 billion, decreased by 8.3 per cent from the previous year.

In comparison to April 2022, the performance of total trade, exports and trade surplus showed declines of 1.4 per cent, 5.6 per cent and 46.3 per cent, respectively. Meanwhile, imports increased by 3.6 per cent.

For the period of January to May 2022, total trade, exports, imports and trade surplus continued to record positive growths. Total trade went up by 25.1 per cent, supported by the expansion in exports (+23.5%) as well as imports (+27.0%). Consequently, trade surplus recorded a higher value of RM101.1 billion.


Release Date : Friday 17, June 2022 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics By State 2022*New

Malaysia’s total trade in 2021 recorded a new milestone, surpassing RM2 trillion for the first time in history, with a double-digit expansion of 24.8 per cent after recording two consecutive years of negative growth.

Release Date : Wednesday 08, June 2022 1200

Malaysian Economic Statistics Review (MESR), Volume 5/2022

MESR Volume 5/2022 focuses on the performance in the first quarter of 2022, with highlights on recent statistics and indicators released in March 2022 and some forthcoming statistics for April 2022

Release Date : Friday 27, May 2022 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2022

Malaysia’s Current Account Balance records a surplus of RM3.0 billion while FDI remained high at RM24.4 billion in Q12022, mainly driven by higher settlement of trade credits and equity injection

Release Date : Friday 13, May 2022 1200

Malaysia Trade Statistics Review


Malaysia Trade Statistics Review is a DOSM initiative to produce statistics that incorporate several key indicators through different perspectives. This report provides information on the current scenario of Malaysia's trade and its relationship with other statistical indicators in the Department.


Release Date : Monday 06, December 2021 1200

Statistics on Foreign Affiliates in Malaysia, 2020

Despite uncertain economic situation in 2020, foreign affiliates in Malaysia continued to show good performance by contributing 17.0 per cent to the Malaysia's economy

Release Date : Tuesday 14, September 2021 1200