Factsheet : Malaysia

Official Title:
Malaysia


General Information

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population (million): 30.6
Total Area: 329,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.96 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)(2014- 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 Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Alhaj ABDUL HALIM Mu’adzam Shah

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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Malaysia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 373.43 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 12203.56 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.99 2.44
Inflation: (%) 3.14 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 2.85 6.92

Product Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $793,745,814
Canadian imports from country: $2,420,275,059
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Malaysia: $573 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Judith St. George


January 2016
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
2010 $785,955,586 $2,290,869,979
2011 $761,727,886 $2,139,281,802
2012 $783,694,972 $2,228,898,086
2013 $779,893,192 $2,180,368,427
2014 $793,745,814 $2,420,275,059
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malaysia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,996,199 $3,642,326
02 Veg. Prod. $118,534,332 $3,408,782
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $12,807,245 $124,375,172
04 Food Prod. $12,028,772 $68,677,754
05 Mineral Prod. $44,988,106 $631,953
06 Chemical Prod. $276,824,144 $57,680,623
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $30,521,959 $146,905,514
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,006,324 $158,951
09 Wood Prod. $5,183,675 $10,850,289
10 Paper Prod. $9,008,496 $8,382,953
11 Textiles Prod. $922,063 $43,754,095
12 Dress Access. $58,919 $4,752,034
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,200,508 $5,681,294
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,588,539 $232,415
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,670,989 $52,093,757
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $143,640,683 $1,549,885,719
17 Vehicles and Equip. $44,899,909 $10,142,169
18 Specialized Inst. $46,832,636 $217,787,057
19 Arms & Ammunition $100,546 $
20 Misc. Articles $5,892,612 $110,443,767
21 Antiques $97,637 $8,579