Malaysia

0.97

Econ Complexity 22nd of 184
1980
2015

$254B

Exports 18th of 221
1980
2015

$175B

Imports 25th of 221
1980
2015

$27k

GDP Per Capita 45th of 184
1990
2015

Malaysia is the 18th largest export economy in the world and the 22nd most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, Malaysia exported $254B and imported $175B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $78.8B. In 2015 the GDP of Malaysia was $296B and its GDP per capita was $27k.

The top exports of Malaysia are Integrated Circuits ($51.9B), Petroleum Gas ($13.2B), Refined Petroleum ($13.1B), Telephones ($11.4B) and Semiconductor Devices ($10B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Integrated Circuits ($22.9B), Refined Petroleum ($14.4B), Semiconductor Devices ($3.73B), Crude Petroleum ($3.33B) and Gold ($2.78B).

The top export destinations of Malaysia are China ($39.5B), the United States ($32.5B), Singapore ($32.1B), Japan ($19.9B) and Thailand ($11.8B). The top import origins are China ($35.6B), Singapore ($22.3B), the United States ($13.1B), Japan ($12.6B) and Thailand ($10.6B).

Malaysia borders Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand by land and the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam by sea.

Economic Complexity of Malaysia

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