Malaysia’s current account surplus rose to MYR 16.39 billion in the three months to March 2019 from MYR 13.61 billion in the same period the preceding year. This was the largest current account surplus since the first quarter 2014, when the figure was at MYR 19.82 billion. In the March quarter, the surplus of good account declined slightly to 33.85 billion from MYR 34.16 billion a year ago. At the same time, the gap of services account narrowed sharply to MYR 1.84 billion from MYR 5.51 billion, while the deficit of primary income was little-changed MYR 10.12 billion from MYR 10.21 billion. Meantime, the gap of secondary income widened to MYR 5.51 billion from MYR 4.64 billion a year earlier. In 2018, the current account surplus was at MYR 35.77 billion, down from a surplus of MYR 40.28 billion in the prior year. Current Account in Malaysia averaged 15205.80 MYR Million from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 39982 MYR Million in the third quarter of 2008 and a record low of 978 MYR Million in the second quarter of 2013.

Current Account in Malaysia is expected to be 5100.00 MYR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Malaysia to stand at 12500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Current Account is projected to trend around 9100.00 MYR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-17 04:00 AM Current Account MYR3.9B MYR15B MYR 13.5B
2018-11-16 04:00 AM Current Account MYR3.8B MYR3.9B MYR 7.1B
2019-02-14 04:00 AM Current Account MYR10.8B MYR3.8B MYR3.4B
2019-05-16 04:00 AM Current Account MYR16.4B MYR10.8B MYR12.7B
2019-08-16 04:00 AM Current Account MYR16.4B MYR5.1B
2019-11-15 04:00 AM Current Account MYR4.5B


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 14369.78 11056.41 16313.37 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 16387.00 10835.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 69700.00 55543.07 80197.13 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 84000.00 66604.80 96363.90 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 903679.82 924887.22 933396.80 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.30 98.00 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 84135.20 82200.00 84135.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2352422.00 1989842.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.90 38.90 38.90 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 656.00 650.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.33 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -13823.00 -6161.00 51436.00 -71537.00 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21726.00 12882.00 37325.00 2452.00 MYR Million [+]

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Malaysia Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Malaysia Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16387.00 10835.00 39982.00 978.00 1999 - 2019 MYR Million Quarterly




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Argentina -2317.00 Dec/18
Australia -7203.00 Dec/18
Brazil -494.20 Mar/19
Canada -15483.00 Dec/18
China 586.00 Mar/19
Euro Area 35.10 Mar/19
France -1263.00 Mar/19
Germany 30217.35 Mar/19
India -16899.55 Dec/18
Indonesia -6966.00 Mar/19
Italy 4040.10 Mar/19
Japan 2847.87 Mar/19
Mexico -5634.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 27505.30 Dec/18
Russia 32800.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 18521.00 Dec/18
Singapore 20296.50 Mar/19
South Africa -110158.00 Dec/18
South Korea 4820.00 Mar/19
Spain -2769.00 Feb/19
Switzerland 15181.70 Dec/18
Turkey -589.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom -23707.00 Dec/18
United States -134377.00 Dec/18


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