Factsheet : Malaysia

Official Title:
Malaysia


General Information

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population (million): 30.996
Total Area: 329,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.05 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)(2015- 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Malaysia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 378.78 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 12220.35 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.95 1.18
Inflation: (%) 2.1 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 3.15 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $790,051,150
Canadian imports from country: $2,637,578,801
FDI in Canada: $10 million
CDI in Malaysia: $666 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Judith St. George


August 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
2011 $761,727,886 $2,139,281,802
2012 $783,694,972 $2,228,898,086
2013 $779,893,192 $2,180,394,643
2014 $793,745,814 $2,420,247,941
2015 $790,051,150 $2,637,578,801
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malaysia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,946,847 $1,990,899
02 Veg. Prod. $144,794,899 $2,290,211
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $32,203,131 $121,461,591
04 Food Prod. $17,409,590 $92,248,073
05 Mineral Prod. $1,741,104 $7,690,643
06 Chemical Prod. $247,703,979 $72,939,656
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $29,581,783 $182,968,049
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,275,810 $240,855
09 Wood Prod. $5,576,112 $14,038,638
10 Paper Prod. $12,236,358 $8,137,572
11 Textiles Prod. $1,047,108 $53,565,125
12 Dress Access. $59,224 $3,935,694
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $947,175 $6,280,244
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,750,778 $101,098
15 Base Metal Prod. $32,088,481 $62,976,571
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $120,420,542 $1,593,052,396
17 Vehicles and Equip. $84,737,372 $10,085,430
18 Specialized Inst. $36,900,730 $276,806,785
19 Arms & Ammunition $84,444 $
20 Misc. Articles $3,022,581 $127,056,039
21 Antiques $50,505 $1,168