Fact Sheet: Malaysia - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Population (millions): 29.9
  • Total area: 328,550 km2
  • Currency: Ringgit
  • Language (s): Malay,English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Tamil

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 322
  • GDP per capita ($): 10,872
  • GDP growth (%): 4.7
  • Inflation (%): 2.1
  • Unemployment (%): 3.1

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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Malaysia$781.8
Canada’s merchandise imports from Malaysia$2,179.8
Canadian investment in Malaysia$569
Malaysian investment in Canada$1