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PESTLE Insights: Malaysia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

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  • Country Profile
  • Region: Malaysia
  • 40 pages
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PESTLE Insights: Malaysia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Four major states (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Johor) contributed 57.7% to the country’s GDP and comprised 45.7% of the Malaysia’s population in 2017
In 2017, the state of Pulau Pinang attracted 39.6% of the total approved investments (manufacturing) in Malaysia

Key Highlights

Overall, the KLCI (the index comprises the largest 30 companies by full market capitalization on Bursa Malaysia's Main Board) index exhibited downward trend over the last one year. As of January 3, 2019, FBMKLCI index stood at 1,675.8, compared to 1,792.8 on January 3, 2018.

  • As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Malaysia deteriorated over the last two years with decline in rank from 32nd in 2016 to 41st in 2018 out of 160 countries
  • According GlobalData estimates, mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 34.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (18.2%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (10.9%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 6.6%, 9.2% and 7.1%, respectively in 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.
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List of Exhibits
Did you Know?
Country Highlights
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
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2013-2017), FDI by Sector (2017) and FDI by Industry (2017)
Exhibit 7: FDI by Country and Investment by State (2017)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, (2014-2017)
Exhibit 14: Electric Machinery and Equipments % of World Total, (2017)
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (November 2012 - November 2018)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate (2017)
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population (2018)
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Malaysia (2019)
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) (2018)
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)
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