Malaysia recorded a Current Account surplus of 1.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Current Account to GDP in Malaysia averaged 3.35 percent from 1980 until 2016, 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 3.00 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 1.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 16323.97 15232.98 16323.97 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 96376.80 82953.00 96376.80 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 80052.87 67720.02 80197.13 313.60 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 96.30 96.50 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 82200.00 82098.20 82200.00 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2092378.00 2253534.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 37.60 37.60 38.57 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 606.00 675.00 791.00 489.00 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 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 1980 - 2016 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
Singapore 19.50 Dec/17
Netherlands 10.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.80 Dec/17
Germany 8.00 Dec/17
South Korea 5.60 Dec/17
Japan 4.02 Dec/17
Euro Area 3.50 Dec/17
Italy 2.80 Dec/17
Russia 2.20 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/17
Spain 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.30 Dec/17
Brazil -0.48 Dec/17
France -0.80 Dec/17
Mexico -1.60 Dec/17
Indonesia -1.70 Dec/17
India -1.90 Dec/17
United States -2.40 Dec/17
South Africa -2.50 Dec/17
Canada -3.00 Dec/17
Australia -3.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4.10 Dec/17
Argentina -4.80 Dec/17
Turkey -5.50 Dec/17


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