Malaysia’s current account surplus narrowed sharply to MYR 3.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018 from MYR 12.8 billion in the same period of the previous year. It was the smallest current account surplus since the second quarter of 2016, as the goods surplus declined to MYR 26.6 billion from MYR 31.7 billion a year ago and the primary income deficit increased to MYR 15.0 billion from MYR 9.6 billion. Meantime, the services account gap fell to MYR 3.3 billion from MYR 4.8 billion a year earlier, while the secondary income deficit was little-changed at MYR 4.5 billion. Current Account in Malaysia averaged 15308.15 MYR Million from 1999 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-17 04:00 AM Current Account MYR15.00B MYR13.9B MYR 11.4B
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


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 15300.00 1600.00 15767.47 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 83049.00 81800.00 86124.50 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 67800.00 80200.00 80200.00 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 3784.00 3909.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
External Debt 947877.65 936489.00 947877.65 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 96.50 97.10 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 82200.00 82098.20 82200.00 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2253534.00 2305324.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 37.60 37.60 38.57 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 675.00 661.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.33 2.69 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 164.26 9114.33 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3949.00 2843.00 37325.00 2843.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3784.00 3909.00 39982.00 978.00 1999 - 2018 MYR Million Quarterly




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