Fact Sheet: Malaysia - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Population (millions): 29.5
  • Total area: 328,550 km2
  • Currency: Ringgit
  • Language (s): Malay,English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Tamil

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 303.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 10,306
  • GDP growth (%): 5.6
  • Inflation (%): 1.7
  • Unemployment (%): 3

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)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Malaysia$783.6$588.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Malaysia$2,225.6$2,916.7
Canadian investment in Malaysia$712$886
Malaysian investment in Canada$37$94