Malaysia recorded a Current Account surplus of 2.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Current Account to GDP in Malaysia averaged 3.32 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17.10 percent in 2008 and a record low of -13.20 percent in 1982.

Current Account to GDP in Malaysia is expected to be 2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 14271.10 10512.23 16851.56 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 14257.00 16387.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 73691.41 65631.00 80536.08 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 87962.50 76143.20 97122.00 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 931083.27 903679.82 933396.80 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.10 97.60 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 84135.20 82165.00 84135.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2400561.00 2098267.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.88 38.90 38.90 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 628.00 617.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.33 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -18560.00 -13823.00 51436.00 -71537.00 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4395.00 21726.00 37325.00 2452.00 MYR Million [+]

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Malaysia Current Account to GDP

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Malaysia Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 1980 - 2018 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
Singapore 17.70 Dec/18
Netherlands 10.80 Dec/18
Switzerland 10.20 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 9.20 Dec/18
Germany 7.30 Dec/18
Russia 7.00 Dec/18
South Korea 4.70 Dec/18
Japan 3.50 Dec/18
Euro Area 2.90 Dec/18
Italy 2.50 Dec/18
Spain 0.90 Dec/18
China 0.40 Dec/18
France -0.30 Dec/18
Brazil -0.77 Dec/18
Australia -1.50 Dec/18
Mexico -1.80 May/19
India -2.30 Dec/18
United States -2.40 Dec/18
Canada -2.60 Dec/18
Indonesia -3.00 Dec/18
South Africa -3.50 Dec/18
Turkey -3.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom -3.90 Dec/18
Argentina -5.40 Dec/18


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