March 1, 2012 / 12:26 AM / 5 years ago

TABLE-Malaysia economic indicators - March 1

 GDP (pct,y/y)    
 Q4 '11 Q3 '11 Q2 '11  Q1 '11  Q4'10   Q3 '10  Q2 '10  Q1 '10  Q4 '09  	
  5.2    5.8    4.3     4.9     4.8     5.3     8.9     10.1    4.4        	
  
 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (pct, y/y)	
 DEC  NOV  OCT  SEP  AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY  APR  MAR  FEB  JAN  DEC  NOV  OCT  	
 3.0  1.8  2.9  2.5  3.0 -0.6  1.3 -5.6 -1.7  2.9  5.0  1.0  4.2  5.1  3.1	
         
 MANUFACTURING SECTOR (Production index (pct,y/y)	
 DEC  NOV  OCT  SEP  AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY  APR  MAR  FEB  JAN  DEC  NOV  OCT  	
 4.5  4.0  6.2  8.2  4.8  1.5  4.5  0.6 -0.4  5.3  7.9  4.5  7.8  6.5  4.5 
     
 MINING SECTOR (Production index (pct,y/y)	
 DEC  NOV  OCT  SEP   AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY  APR  MAR  FEB  JAN  DEC  NOV  OCT 
-0.8 -4.2 -5.7 -12.0 -1.4 -7.5 -8.6 -20.1 6.9 -6.9 -4.0 -0.7 -6.7 -3.4  1.7  
      
 ELECTRICITY SECTOR (Production index (pct,y/y)	
 DEC  NOV  OCT  SEP  AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY  APR  MAR  FEB  JAN  DEC NOV OCT SEP   
 3.1  2.9  1.9  6.4  1.4  4.6  3.6 -1.6 -0.7  0.7  0.7  0.3  2.4 4.9 5.0 3.1	
         
     
 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX JAN DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN	
 (pct, y/y)           2.7 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.4     
     
 MERCHANDISE TRADE (bln rgt)    
       DEC   NOV   OCT   SEP   AUG   JUL   JUN   MAY   APR   MAR   FEB    	
 Exports  60.7  56.9  63.6  58.7  58.6  59.2  57.9  55.1  57.8  61.9  49.7 
  	
 Imports  52.4  47.4  50.1  49.0  47.6  49.8  50.0  46.6  46.8  50.5  39.2   	
 Trade    
 balance  8.3   9.5  13.3   9.6  11.0   9.5   7.9   8.5  11.0  11.3  10.4       
 	
  	
 CURRENT ACCOUNT (bln rgt)    
             Q22010     Q12010    Q42009   Q3 2009  Q2 2009    
 Goods           30.8       45.0      38.0     33.4     33.1    
 Services        -0.39      -0.09     -0.14     0.1      1.0    
 Income          -8.6       -8.9      -5.6     -1.6     -1.5    
 Transfers       -5.6       -5.6      -4.8     -6.7     -3.9	
             
THREE-MONTH INTERBANK RATE (pct) (KLIBOR)    
FEB 29 FEB 27 FEB 24 Feb 22 Feb 20 FEB 17 FEB 15 FEB 13 FEB 10 FEB 08 JAN 30  	
3.19   3.19   3.19   3.19   3.19   3.19   3.20   3.20   3.21   3.21   3.22      
                      	
                       	
 MONETARY AGGREGATES (pct,y/y)    
 JAN  DEC  NOV  OCT  SEP  AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY  APR  MAR  FEB  JAN  DEC  
 M1  9.9 15.1 13.8 16.6 13.3 13.7 14.5 14.5 13.1 16.2 14.0 13.2 17.9 11.7
 M2 14.7 14.5 12.7 11.8 13.0 10.8 11.6 12.4 11.6 10.7  8.6  8.3  9.1  7.1	
 M3 14.7 14.3 12.3 11.4 12.5 10.6 11.6 12.4 11.1 10.1  8.2  7.9  8.9  7.0    
     
 COMMERCIAL BANKS' BASE LENDING RATE (pct)    
              MAR '12 FEB '12 JAN '12 DEC '11 NOV '11 OCT '11 SEP '11        
 TOP THREE BANKS 6.60    6.60    6.60    6.60    6.60    6.60    6.60           
            
 NET NON-PERFORMING LOANS OF BANKING SYSTEM    
  (3-mth classification)    
 JAN DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG MAY APR  MAR  JAN  DEC  NOV  OCT SEP  AUG 	
 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1  2.2  2.2  2.0  2.0  2.0 2.0  2.1       
     
 BANK NEGARA RESERVES (bln ringgit)    
 FEB 15 JAN 31 JAN 13 DEC 30 DEC 15 NOV 30 NOV 15 OCT 31 OCT 14 SEP 30 	
 425.7  424.8  423.5  423.4  429.8  429.1  429.7  429.1  427.9  417.2    	
    
 EXTERNAL DEBT (bln ringgit, end of period)    
               2009    2008p   2007p   2006   2005    2004    
 Total external   264.6   235.6   187.4   184.5  197.7   200.6    
 US$ equivalent    79.72   66.61   50.3    51.8   52.8    49.1	
  
 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (pct of workforce)    
 2010   2009   2008p 2007   2006   2005    2004    2003    2002
  3.6   3.7    3.3   3.3    3.3    3.5     3.5     3.5     3.9    
     
 NOTE - Figures may not total due to rounding.    
   - The latest labour market data is up to December 30    
   - p: preliminary    
   - f: forecast    
 SOURCES    
 Finance Ministry, Bank Negara, Statistics Department, Malaysian 
Automotive Association and Economic Planning Unit.	

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