Backgrounder: Malaysia

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): 322.0
  • GDP per capita ($): 10,872
  • GDP growth (%): 4.7
  • Inflation (%): 2.1
  • Unemployment (%): 3.1

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Transportation

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)
 20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Malaysia781.8588.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Malaysia2,179.82,916.7
Canadian investment in Malaysia569886
Malaysian investment in Canada194