International Reserves in Malaysia

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Malaysia - International Reserves

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 - International Reserves Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
International Reserves (USD)95.3  94.5  102  101  104  

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Malaysia International Reserves
Note: International reserves in months of imports.
Source: Malaysia Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.

Malaysia Facts

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

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