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Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) in Malaysia

Source: World Bank
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 117 % in 2020 in Malaysia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.28 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Malaysia reached an all time high of 220 % in 2000 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Cambodia amounted to 126 %, 321 % in Singapore, 97.9 % in Thailand and 209 % in Vietnam in 2020.

Malaysia has been ranked 25th within the group of 133 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 18 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.


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