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Malaysia-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Economic forecasts


 
Indicators
2005
2006
GDP (USD billion)
132.621  
143.607  
Real GDP growth (constant prices)
5.5 % 
6.0 %
GDP per capita (USD)
5110.395  
5441.221  
Inflation rate
3.0 % 
2.5 % 
Source : IMF - 2005 data


General economic indicators

Indicators 2002 2003 2004
GDP (USD billion) 95.2   103.7   117.8  
Real GDP growth (constant prices) 4.1 % 5.3 % 7.1 %
GDP per capita (USD) 3883   4011   4221  
Inflation rate 1.8 % 1.1 % 1.5 %
Unemployment rate 3.5%   3.6%   3.5%  
External debt (USD billion) 49   49   ..  
Ringgits rate on 12/31 (1 US$)   3.8018   3.7919   3.8231  
Sources : IMF - 2005 data, World bank, Oanda


GDP per activity sector 2002 2003 2004
Agriculture and fishing 9.2%   9.7%   10.0%  
Industry and mining 47.3%   48.5%     48.0%  
Services 43.5%   41.8%     42.0%  
Sources : World bank


Investments


FDI inflows (USD million) 2002 2003 2004 World rank
Foreign Direct Investments (F.D.I.) 3203   2473   4624   26 / 197
Source : UNCTAD "World Investment Report 2005 "


Foreign Trade


General indicators


Indicators (USD billion) 2002 2003 2004
Imports of goods (f.o.b.) 75.2   79.3   ..  
Export of goods (f.o.b) 93.4   105.0   ..  
Trade balance 18.1   25.7   ..  
Balance of payments 7.2   13.4   ..  
Sources : World bank, IMF


Indicators 2002 2003 2004
Share of foreign trade in GDP 211.3%   207.6%   221.0%  
Share of imports in GDP 96.5%   93.3%   99.7%  
Share of exports in GDP 114.8%   114.3%   121.3%  
Imports of goods and services (percent change) 6.3%   5.0%   17.0%  
Exports of goods and services (percent change) 4.5%   6.3%   14.6%  
Sources : World bank, IMF


Trade in goods/services by major category


2003 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion):     79.3     105.0    
Agricultural raw materials 1%   2%  
Food products 5%   9%  
Hydrocarbons 6%   10%  
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 83%   77%  
Ores and metals 3%   1%  
Other goods 2%   1%  


2003 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 18   14  
Transport 36%   21%  
Tourisme 16%   44%  
Other services (insurance, financial services, telecommunications,...) 48%   35%  
Source : World Bank


Trade Data, by HS Code :
Source : www.intracen.org, last available data


Trade by partner countries



Main clients
(% of exports)
2004
USA   18.8%  
Singapore   15%  
Japan   10.1%  
China   6.7%  
China, Hong Kong SAR   6%  

Main suppliers
(% of imports)
2004
Japan   16.1%  
USA   14.6%  
Singapore   11.2%  
China   9.9%  
Thailand   5.6%  
Source : COMTRADE


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