Malaysia’s current account surplus widened to MYR 14.26 billion in the second quarter of 2019 from MYR 2.80 billion in the same period the preceding year, as the goods surplus increased to MYR 28.10 billion from MYR 25.92 billion. In addition, the services deficit narrowed to MYR 3.44 billion from MYR 5.57 billion a year ago and the primary income gap decreased to MYR 5.54 billion from MYR 12.75 billion. The secondary income gap was little-changed at MYR 4.87 billion. Current Account in Malaysia averaged 15194.23 MYR Million from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 39982 MYR Million in the third quarter of 2008 and a record low of 978 MYR Million in the second quarter of 2013.

Current Account in Malaysia is expected to be 4500.00 MYR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Malaysia to stand at 5500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Current Account is projected to trend around 9100.00 MYR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-16 04:00 AM Current Account Q3 MYR3.8B MYR3.9B MYR 7.1B
2019-02-14 04:00 AM Current Account Q4 MYR10.8B MYR3.8B MYR3.4B
2019-05-16 04:00 AM Current Account Q1 MYR16.4B MYR10.8B MYR12.7B
2019-08-16 04:00 AM Current Account Q2 MYR14.3B MYR16.4B MYR5.1B
2019-11-15 04:00 AM Current Account Q3 MYR14.3B MYR4.5B


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 10921.37 14275.86 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 70433.67 73682.50 80536.08 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 81400.00 87962.50 97122.00 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 931083.27 903679.82 933396.80 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.10 98.10 117.20 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 628.00 628.00 791.00 489.00 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 4395.37 21725.64 21725.64 -1982.56 MYR Million [+]


Malaysia Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Malaysia Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14257.00 16387.00 39982.00 978.00 1999 - 2019 MYR Million Quarterly




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