Current Account in Malaysia

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Malaysia - Current Account (billions of U.S. Dollars)

GDP growth accelerated in Q1 amid a broad-based improvement. Turning to this quarter, the government’s Endemic Phase strategy to live alongside the virus should be buttressing overall activity. In April, the unemployment rate reached its lowest level since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which should have supported private spending. Similarly, the manufacturing PMI averaged higher in April–May compared to the previous quarter. On the external front, the country is expected to benefit from currently-elevated prices for its main exports: palm oil, rubber and natural gas. Meanwhile, on 1 June, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced a ban on chicken exports in an effort to control rising price pressures. Although the ban has since eased to a selection of chicken products, the ongoing restrictions are likely to impact trade.

Malaysia - Current Account (USD bn) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Current Account Balance (USD bn)9.1  7.2  8.9  8.0  12.3  

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Malaysia Current Account (USD bn) Chart


Malaysia Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.

Malaysia Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield3.320.15 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate4.090.0 %Jan 01

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