Area
332,965 km2
Currency
Malaysian dollar (also called the ringgit; RM = 100 cents)
Capital
Kuala Lumpur
Head of State
Tuanku Abdul Halim (2011)
Economies
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (USD million) 297,937.5 314,489.1 323,014.6 338,875.8 296,310.5 296,602.3
Real GDP Growth (% growth) 5.3 5.5 4.7 6.0 5.0 4.2
Inflation (% growth) 3.2 1.7 2.1 3.1 2.1 1.8
Unemployment Rate (% of economically active population) 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.5
Exchange Rates Against US Dollar (MYR per USD) 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.9 4.1
Consumers
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Population ('000) 29,062.0 29,510.0 30,213.7 30,598.0 30,995.7 31,395.5
Median Age of Population (years) 26.7 27.1 27.6 28.1 28.6 29.0
Number of Households ('000) 6,563.4 6,736.5 6,970.2 7,132.7 7,297.0 7,460.0
Consumer Expenditure (USD million) 152,392.3 164,167.8 176,568.9 187,779.8 167,179.8 170,311.1
Internet Users ('000) 16,208.1 17,755.3 15,768.6 17,823.0 20,151.3 22,647.2

Research Sources:

  1. GDP: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/OECD/UN/International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Financial Statistics (IFS).
  2. Real GDP Growth: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/OECD/UN/International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook (WEO).
  3. Inflation: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/OECD/UN/International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Financial Statistics (IFS).
  4. Unemployment Rate: Euromonitor International from International Labour Organisation (ILO)/Eurostat/national statistics/OECD.
  5. Exchange Rates Against US Dollar: Euromonitor International from national statistics/International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Financial Statistics.
  6. Total Population: Euromonitor International from national statistics/UN.
  7. Median Age of Population: Euromonitor International from national statistics/UN.
  8. Number of Households: Euromonitor International from national statistics/UN.
  9. Consumer Expenditure: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/UN/OECD.
  10. Internet Users: Euromonitor International from International Telecommunications Union/OECD/national statistics.