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PESTLE Insights: Malaysia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

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  • 44 Pages
  • June 2020
  • Region: Malaysia
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  • ID: 4471053
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  • UTM
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PESTLE Insights: Malaysia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


According GlobalData, mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 35.0% to the country’s gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (18.5%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (10.9%).

Four major states (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Johor) contributed 45.5% to the country’s GDP in 2019 and comprised 55.61% of Malaysia’s population in 2018.

  • As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Malaysia deteriorated over the last two years with a decline in rank from 32nd in 2016 to 41st in 2018 (out of 160 countries)
  • Overall, the KLCI index (the index comprises the largest 30 companies by full market capitalization on Bursa Malaysia's Main Board) exhibited a downward trend over the last year. As of May 15, 2020, the FBMKLCI index stood at 1,403.44, compared to 1,611.43 on May 15, 2019.

Reasons to Buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.


  • Hershey
  • Maxis
  • Petronas
  • UTM
List of Exhibits
Did You Know?
Country Highlights
COVID-19 Impact
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape

List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Malaysia’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index
Exhibit 4: KLCI Index (May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2020)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2015-2019e)
Exhibit 6: FDI by Sector and FDI by Manufacturing Industries (2019)
Exhibit 7: FDI in Manufacturing Sector by Country and State (2019)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators (2019)
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2019)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, (2015-2018)
Exhibit 14: Electric Machinery and Equipment’s % of World Total, (2018)
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (May 2017 - May 2020)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2019)
Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate (2019e)
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million People (2019)
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2018)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Malaysia (2020)
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2019)
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Maxis
  • Petronas
  • Hershey
  • UTM