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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 Indices, August 2022*New

Export and Import unit value indices eased in August 2022, decreased by 2.2 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively, compared to the previous month

Release Date : Tuesday 04, October 2022 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics Bulletin, August 2022


Malaysia’s total trade continued to record substantial growth in August 2022, increasing by 56.7 per cent to reach RM265.7 billion as compared to RM169.6 billion in the preceding year. Exports expanded by 48.2 per cent to RM141.3 billion in August 2022. Imports amounted to RM124.4 billion rose by 67.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). Trade balance continued to record a surplus, with a value of RM16.9 billion, however, declined by 19.9 per cent y-o-y.

Comparing to July 2022, total trade, exports, imports and trade balance increased by 5.2 per cent, 5.4 per cent, 5.0 per cent and 8.6 per cent, respectively.

For the period of January to August 2022, total trade grew by 33.1 per cent, supported by the expansion in exports (+30.3%) as well as imports (+36.7%) while trade surplus grew by 3.7 per cent.

Release Date : Tuesday 20, September 2022 1200

Malaysia External Trade Statistics By State 2022

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

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