Malaysia - Balance of payments

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Malaysia sustained a favorable trade balance throughout the 1960s and 1970s, recording its first trade deficits in 1981 and 1982, as world prices for tin, crude oil, rubber, and palm oil, the major exports, weakened simultaneously. Malaysia's balance of payments, like that of many other producers of primary products, was adversely affected in 1981–82 by the prolonged recession in the world's industrial nations. From 1983 to 1986, however, Malaysia registered trade surpluses. In the 1990s, a significant growth in exports and a decrease in imports led to trade surpluses, along with a fairly large services deficit. In the early 2000s, however, exports declined, but so did imports of intermediate components used in the manufacture of the country's electronics exports; this contributed to continuing strong trade surpluses.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Malaysia's exports was $94.4 billion while imports totaled $769 million resulting in a trade surplus of $93.631 billion.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 2000 Malaysia had exports of goods totaling $98.4 billion and imports totaling $77.6 billion. The services credit totaled $13.8 billion and debit $16.7 billion. The following table summarizes Malaysia's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 2000 in millions of US dollars.


Current Account 8,409
Balance on goods 20,854
Balance on services -2,951
Balance on income -7,514
Current transfers -1,979
Capital Account
Financial Account -6,276
Direct investment abroad -2,026
Direct investment in Malaysia 3,788
Portfolio investment assets
Portfolio investment liabilities -2,472
Other investment assets -5,565
Other investment liabilities
Net Errors and Omissions -3,142
Reserves and Related Items 1,009

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Jul 26, 2007 @ 10:22 pm
Good morning,
i am an universiti student. May have a data of foreign reserves in Malaysia. I requsting the data for my final year project. I hope sir or would reply me. thank tou.
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Jun 30, 2009 @ 4:04 am
I need this info... its emergency... I need this info for my academic purpose
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Jan 6, 2010 @ 9:09 am
may i know where can i have the Malaysia's Balance of payments data (in US Dollars) from year 1982 to 2008? Urgently needed for my current assignment.
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Sep 11, 2010 @ 11:11 am
may i know where can i can get the Malaysia's Balance of payments data from year 1980 till 2010

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