Malaysia Current Account  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Malaysia’s current account surplus jumped to MYR 12.52 billion in the third quarter of 2017 from MYR 7.24 billion in the same quarter of the prior year. It was the largest current account surplus since the second quarter 2014, as the goods surplus soared to MYR 31.72 billion (from MYR 26.84 billion in Q3 2016). At the same time, the primary income gap fell markedly to MYR 8.62 billion from MYR 10.71 billion. Meantime, the secondary income deficit increased to MYR 5.69 billion from MYR 4.62 billion a year ago while the services deficit rose to MYR 4.90 billion from MYR 4.25 billion in Q3 2016. In the first nine months of the year, the current account surplus widened significantly to MYR 27.43 billion from MYR 16.55 billion in the same period of 2016. Current Account in Malaysia averaged 15639.25 MYR Million from 1999 until 2017, 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
2017-05-19 04:00 AM Current Account MYR5.3B MYR12.5B MYR 8.5B
2017-08-18 04:00 AM Current Account MYR9.6B MYR5.3B MYR 4B
2017-11-17 04:00 AM Current Account MYR12.5B MYR9.6B MYR 10.9B


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8600.00 9900.00 15767.47 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 78300.00 82200.00 82624.80 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 69700.00 72400.00 77224.63 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 12518.00 9642.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
External Debt 873846.00 877503.27 908704.13 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.30 97.20 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 82098.20 69119.60 82098.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2129013.00 2263478.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.26 38.57 38.57 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 659.00 665.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.69 3.58 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 7319.00 -8786.00 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11193.00 8250.00 37325.00 2987.00 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12518.00 9642.00 39982.00 978.00 1999 - 2017 MYR Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9562.00 Jun/17
Brazil 434.00 Sep/17
Canada -16319.00 Jun/17
China 371.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 41.81 Sep/17
France -3090.00 Sep/17
Germany 25400.00 Sep/17
India -14300.00 Jun/17
Indonesia -4336.80 Sep/17
Italy 4307.00 Sep/17
Japan 2271.20 Sep/17
Mexico -321.10 Jun/17
Netherlands 15416.30 Jun/17
Russia 1200.00 Sep/17
South Korea 12205.00 Sep/17
Spain 2618.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 18748.00 Jun/17
Turkey -4527.00 Sep/17
United Kingdom -23182.00 Jun/17
United States -123137.00 Jun/17