What are the main exports from Malaysia

Indicators of the economy in Malaysia

The main economic performance of a country can be read from the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold in the country. Worldwide, the gross domestic product in 2019 was around 10,209 euros per capita. In contrast, the GDP in Malaysia reached 10,196 euros per inhabitant, or 325.75 billion euros in the whole country. Malaysia is currently in 36th place among the major economies. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account purchasing power parity, Malaysia ranks 54th in the list of the world's richest countries.

The inflation rate in Malaysia was around 0.66% in 2019. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 1.63%.

Compared to Germany, the prices for daily necessities are around 51.96% lower.
The index for perceived corruption in the public sector is 51 and is therefore medium in a global comparison.


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Unemployment rates in percent 1991-2020

Economic performance 2019



Malaysia ranked 29th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index in 2021. The index is determined annually and most recently contained 60 countries. The front runner was South Korea. 10 of the 2000 largest publicly traded companies in the world are from Malaysia. This is determined annually in the "Forbes Global 2000" list. The 10 largest companies in the country in 2020 were:

Rank 349: Maybank (Kuala Lumpur)
540th place: Tenaga Nasional (Kuala Lumpur)
664th place: Public Bank (Kuala Lumpur)
689th place: CIMB Group Holdings (Kuala Lumpur)
Rank 1295: RHB Bank (Kuala Lumpur)
# 1469: Hong Leong Financial (Kuala Lumpur)
15th place: Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur)
Place 1685: Genting (Kuala Lumpur)
Place 1790: Axiata Group (Kuala Lumpur)
Place 1807: AmBank Group (Kuala Lumpur)

Development of the gross domestic product in billion euros 1979 - 2019



Imports and exports 2019



Development of imports and exports in billion euros 1979 - 2019




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