Economy of Malaysia

Imports
Imports commoditieselectronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals
Import partnersChina 15.1%, Singapore 13.3%, Japan 10.3%, US 8.1%, Thailand 6%, Indonesia 5.1%, South Korea 4.1% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiessemiconductors and electronic equipment, palm oil, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals, solar panels
Export partnersSingapore 13.6%, China 12.6%, Japan 11.8%, US 8.7%, Thailand 5.4%, Hong Kong 4.3%, India 4.2%, Australia 4.1% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsPeninsular Malaysia - palm oil, rubber, cocoa, rice; Sabah - palm oil, subsistence crops; rubber, timber; Sarawak - palm oil, rubber, timber; pepper
Industrial productsPeninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, petroleum and natural gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics and semi-conductors, timber processing; Sabah - logging, petroleum and natural gas production; Sarawak - agriculture processing, petroleum and natural gas production, logging
Economy
Unemployment3.10 % (2013)3.00 % (2012)3.10 % (2011)
Unemployment of Malaysia
GDP - Official Exchange Rate312 Billion $ (2013)301 Billion $ (2012)289 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Malaysia
GDP growth rate4.70 % (2013)5.60 % (2012)5.10 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Malaysia
GDP per Capita (PPP)17,500 $ (2013)16,800 $ (2012)16,500 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Malaysia
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity525 Billion $ (2013)495 Billion $ (2012)471 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Malaysia
GDP PPP per land area1.59 Million $ per square kilometer (2013)1.50 Million $ per square kilometer (2012)1.43 Million $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Malaysia
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate3.00 % (2011)2.83 % (2010)2.00 % (2009)
Central bank discount rate of Malaysia
Commercial bank prime lending rate4.50 % (2013)4.70 % (2012)4.83 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Malaysia
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP11.2 % (2013)11.4 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP40.6 % (2013)40.2 % (2012)
Services % of GDP48.1 % (2013)48.3 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals25.0 Million (2012)24.7 Million (2011)24.6 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Malaysia
International tourism, number of departures30.8 Million (2004)32.2 Million (2003)29.9 Million (2002)
International tourism, number of departures of Malaysia
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio85.8 % (2012)86.0 % (2011)86.9 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Malaysia
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)54.6 % of GDP (2013)53.3 % of GDP (2012)51.8 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Malaysia
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)6.11 % of GDP (2012)11.6 % of GDP (2011)10.9 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Malaysia
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)35.5 % of GNI (2012)33.6 % of GNI (2011)35.7 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Malaysia
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)45.2 % of total external debt (2012)46.3 % of total external debt (2011)41.2 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Malaysia
Current Account Balance (Total)16.7 Billion $ (2013)18.6 Billion $ (2012)32.0 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Malaysia
External Debt (Total)100 Billion $ (2013)98.8 Billion $ (2012)89.7 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Malaysia
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)32.0 % of GDP (2013)32.9 % of GDP (2012)31.0 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Malaysia
External Debt per Capita3,379 $ (2013)3,387 $ (2012)3,123 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Malaysia