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Fact Sheet

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Malaysia

Official Title:
Malaysia


General Information

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.
5-year trade
Canada - Malaysia
Year Exports Imports
2009 $790,505,547 $2,315,661,953
2010 $785,955,586 $2,290,869,979
2011 $761,727,886 $2,139,281,802
2012 $783,694,972 $2,225,540,135
2013 $779,893,192 $2,180,018,063
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Malaysia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,289,050 $3,719,645
02 Veg. Prod. $90,941,064 $1,902,597
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,054,645 $124,932,247
04 Food Prod. $7,781,478 $44,582,647
05 Mineral Prod. $31,669,665 $131,709
06 Chemical Prod. $315,284,232 $39,099,622
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,256,121 $150,616,933
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,455,939 $187,819
09 Wood Prod. $5,396,553 $11,336,627
10 Paper Prod. $8,196,141 $7,764,745
11 Textiles Prod. $746,854 $41,038,801
12 Dress Access. $37,804 $4,559,740
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $13,081,085 $10,194,589
14 Precious Metals/stones $917,515 $200,090
15 Base Metal Prod. $74,711,800 $52,547,444
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $126,766,548 $1,406,136,972
17 Vehicles and Equip. $24,730,671 $10,148,869
18 Specialized Inst. $38,201,450 $175,807,184
19 Arms & Ammunition $53,061 $11,532
20 Misc. Articles $4,657,852 $94,485,838
21 Antiques $76,746 $344,428

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population (million): 29.62
Total Area: 329,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.05 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)(2013)
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Malaysia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 321.62 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 10858.19 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.69 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.1 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $779,893,192
Canadian imports from country: $2,180,018,063
FDI in Canada: $1 million
CDI in Malaysia: $569 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Dato’ Hayati Binti Ismail

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Judith St. George


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19