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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, April 2022*New


Malaysia’s total trade performance continued its growth momentum in April 2022, expanded by 21.3 per cent, reaching RM231.4 billion as compared to RM190.8 billion in the preceding year. Exports increased by 20.7 per cent to RM127.5 billion in April 2022.  Imports amounted at RM103.9 billion rose by 22.0 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). Trade balance continued to record a surplus, with a value of RM23.5 billion, an increase of 15.7 per cent from the previous year.

In comparison to March 2022, exports, imports, total trade and trade balance decreased by 3.1 per cent, 0.9 per cent, 2.1 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively.

For the period of January to April 2022, the performance of total trade, exports, imports and trade surplus remained resilient with double-digit growths. Total trade grew by 22.9 per cent, supported by the expansion in exports (+21.8%) as well as imports (+24.3%) while trade surplus grew 12.1 per cent.

Release Date : Thursday 19, May 2022 1200

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2022*New

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