Fact Sheet: Malaysia - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Population (millions): 30.3
  • Total area: 328,550 km2
  • Currency: Ringgit
  • Language (s): Malay,English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Tamil

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 361.0
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,932
  • GDP growth (%): 6.0
  • Inflation (%): 3.1
  • Unemployment (%): 2.9

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture, food and beverages
  • Information and communications technology
  • Life sciences
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Malaysia$793.7
Canada’s merchandise imports from Malaysia$2,419.7
Canadian investment in Malaysia$573
Malaysian investment in Canadanot available