Factsheet : Malaysia

Official Title:
Malaysia


General Information

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population (million): 29.948
Total Area: 329,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.96 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)(2014)
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) 322.53 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 10769.7 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.74 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.1 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $793,742,110
Canadian imports from country: $2,418,150,844
FDI in Canada: $1 million (2013)
CDI in Malaysia: $569 million (2013)


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Judith St. George


March 2015
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.
5-year 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 $793,742,110 $2,418,150,844
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Malaysia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,996,199 $3,642,326
02 Veg. Prod. $118,534,331 $3,408,722
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $12,807,245 $124,337,658
04 Food Prod. $12,028,772 $68,677,081
05 Mineral Prod. $44,988,106 $631,953
06 Chemical Prod. $276,824,144 $57,679,775
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $30,453,535 $146,918,290
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,006,324 $158,951
09 Wood Prod. $5,183,675 $10,846,024
10 Paper Prod. $9,008,496 $8,381,512
11 Textiles Prod. $922,063 $43,686,278
12 Dress Access. $58,919 $4,751,592
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,230,192 $5,681,438
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,588,539 $232,415
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,671,523 $52,098,550
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $143,673,588 $1,548,357,635
17 Vehicles and Equip. $44,899,909 $10,141,332
18 Specialized Inst. $46,834,234 $217,220,376
19 Arms & Ammunition $100,546 $
20 Misc. Articles $5,892,612 $110,532,229
21 Antiques $97,637 $8,579