Factsheet : Malaysia

Official Title:
Malaysia


General Information

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population (million): 31.66
Total Area: 329,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.12336 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 31 August (1957)
Language(s): Malay (Bahasa Malaysia), English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Tamil


Political Information

Type of State:
Federation

Type of Government:
Constitutional Monarchy, Parliamentary Democracy.

Head of State:
HM Sultan Muhammad V, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Head of Government:
PM, Hon. Dato’ Sri Mohd NAJIB bin Tun Abdul Razak

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Hon. Dato’ Sri ANIFAH bin Haji Aman
International Trade & Industry: Hon. Dato Sri MUSTAPA bin Mohamed

Main Political Parties:
Ruling Coalition: Barisan Nasional (led by the United Malays National Organisation and including the Malaysian Chinese Association, the Malaysian Indian Congress and Gerakan). Opposition parties: Democratic Action Party, Islamic Party of Malaysia, People’s Justice Party, Sarawak National Party

Elections:
Held at least once every five years. Last: May 5, 2013.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Malaysia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 392.75 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 12,404.86 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.24 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.09 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 3.45 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $709,668,861
Canadian imports from country: $2,592,965,509
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Malaysia: $816 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Aminahtun Binti Hj. A. Karim

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Judith St. George


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Malaysia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $783,694,972 $2,228,898,086
2013 $779,893,192 $2,180,394,643
2014 $793,781,452 $2,420,262,838
2015 $788,785,520 $2,638,427,411
2016 $709,668,861 $2,592,965,509
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malaysia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,860,887 $759,004
02 Veg. Prod. $144,813,530 $2,878,403
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $57,773,629 $125,204,641
04 Food Prod. $10,320,158 $90,005,441
05 Mineral Prod. $1,522,929 $21,242,433
06 Chemical Prod. $209,405,294 $60,407,151
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $27,555,684 $171,831,015
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,838,660 $184,276
09 Wood Prod. $3,459,170 $11,075,330
10 Paper Prod. $14,506,566 $8,741,072
11 Textiles Prod. $1,317,957 $44,577,141
12 Dress Access. $428,587 $2,900,564
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $477,751 $6,192,753
14 Precious Metals/stones $651,503 $77,619
15 Base Metal Prod. $25,941,573 $56,366,685
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $101,540,907 $1,604,108,853
17 Vehicles and Equip. $59,003,988 $11,242,514
18 Specialized Inst. $24,220,430 $260,405,414
19 Arms & Ammunition $12,000 $19
20 Misc. Articles $6,348,629 $114,727,872
21 Antiques $20,785 $1,783