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The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malaysia has committed, please click on DSBB Website

SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period Of Latest Latest Data Data For Previous Period
Balance Of Payments           DSBB
Current Account RM million Q4 2020 18,965 26,095  
* Goods: Exports f.o.b. RM million Q4 2020 217,497 204,887  
* Goods: Imports f.o.b. RM million Q4 2020 174,633 163,397  
* Services: Credits RM million Q4 2020 20,487 19,743  
* Services: Debits RM million Q4 2020 34,736 33,062  
*Primary Income: Credits RM million Q4 2020 14,552 11,322  
* Primary Income: Debits RM million Q4 2020 21,674 20,482  
* Secondary Income: Credits RM million Q4 2020 4,216 14,322  
* Secondary Income: Debits RM million Q4 2020 6,745 7,236  
Capital Account RM million Q4 2020 -105 -168  
* Capital Account: Credits RM million Q4 2020 15 121  
* Capital Account: Debits RM million Q4 2020 120 289  
Financial Account RM million Q4 2020 -10,782 -35,238  
* Direct Investment: Assets RM million Q4 2020 -4,685 -9,399 DSBB
* Direct Investment: Liabilities RM million Q4 2020 5,445 6,330  
* Portfolio & Financial Derivatives RM million Q4 2020 -7,859 -23,635  
* Other Investment RM million Q4 2020 -3,683 -8,534  
* Reserves Assets (1) RM million Q4 2020 2,732 1,643  
* Net Errors and Omissions RM million Q4 2020 -10,810 7,668  
Merchandise Trade          DSBB
* Total exports, f.o.b. RM million 02/2021 87,567.1 89,625.5  
* Total imports, c.i.f. RM million 02/2021 69,704.1 73,023.0  
* Balance RM million 02/2021 17,863.0 16,602.5  
International Investment Position           DSBB
Assets RM million End Of Q4 2020 1,919,259 1,890,075  
* Direct investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 607,700 604,840  
* Portfolio investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 520,189 484,508  
» Equity and investment fund shares RM million End Of Q4 2020 419,347 380,628  
» Debt securities RM million End Of Q4 2020 100,842 103,880  
* Financial derivatives RM million End Of Q4 2020 22,843 23,523  
* Other investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 336,344 340,810  
* Reserve assets (1) RM million End Of Q4 2020 432,183 436,394  
Liabilities RM million End Of Q4 2020 1,839,646 1,807,553  
* Direct investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 792,340 783,128  
* Portfolio investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 630,274 596,439  
» Equity and investment fund shares RM million End Of Q4 2020 232,613 213,496  
» Debt securities RM million End Of Q4 2020 397,661 382,943  
* Financial derivatives RM million End Of Q4 2020 21,441 23,498  
* Other investment RM million End Of Q4 2020 395,591 404,488  
Net International Investment Position RM million End Of Q4 2020 79,614 82,522 DSBB

(1) Source: Central Bank of Malaysia