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Summary statistics
Region 2015 South-Eastern Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 330396  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 30752 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 93.6 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Capital city 2015 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the capital and Putrajaya is the administrative capital.  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 6837 Refers to the Greater Kuala Lumpur.  
Currency 2015 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)  
UN membership date 2013 17 September 1957  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 326933  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 247534  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 143534  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 6.0  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 7.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 5.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 10933.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8802.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5564.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 9.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 10.5  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 8.4  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 41.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 41.6  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 46.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 49.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 48.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 44.7  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 12.2 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 13.3 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 14.6 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 27.4 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 27.6 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 29.7 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 60.3 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 59.2 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 55.6 Persons aged 15 to 64 years. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 2.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 3.4 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 3.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 49.2/77.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 43.8/75.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 44.2/77.8 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 137  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 124  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 109 Series linked to former series.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 121 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 128 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 116 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2013.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 107 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 14472  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 25644 Break in the time series.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 19980  
Exports (million US$) 2015 200210.9  
Imports (million US$) 2015 176174.6  
Balance (million US$) 2015 24036.3  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Singapore (13.9), China (13.0), Japan (9.5)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 China (18.9), Singapore (12.0), United States (8.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Urban population (%) 2015 74.7 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.7 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 76.9/72.2 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 44 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 2514.2/8.3 Including Sabah and Sarawak. Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 27437 Including Singapore residents crossing the frontier by road through Johore Causeway.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 271973  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 7 Including Sabah and Sarawak.  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 6.1 2013.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 10.4  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 148.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 67.5 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 45.0  
Threatened species 2015 1252  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 67.5 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 236511/8.0  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 3529  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 116.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 8.0  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 100.0/93.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 96.1/95.9  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 0.0  
Trade Profile
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