|Unit||Mil. MYR, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Balance of Goods||May 2020||10,413||-3,633||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2020||62,686||64,786||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2020||52,272||68,420||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2020 Q1||9,503||7,500||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||223,717||253,117||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||202,796||224,845||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q1||20,920||28,273||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||208,055||230,239||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||189,461||208,168||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q1||18,594||22,071||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
The main objective of compiling Malaysian's balance of payments estimates is to provide information on Malaysian's economic performance vis-a-vis the rest of the world in terms of the magnitude and types of transactions in Current Account and also in Capital and Financial Account flows. In particular, the Current Account position summarizes the country's transactions in goods, services, income and current transfers, and presents an overall view of Malaysia's earnings and spending in terms of foreign exchange for the period under review. As for the current account balance reflects the net provision of resources to or from the rest of the world, the estimates of financial account reflects whether Malaysia has net claims on or liabilities to the rest of the world.
The balance of payments is a statistical statement designed to provide a systematic record of economic transactions between residents of Malaysia and the rest of the world for a specific time period. The Balance of Payments Manual Sixth Edition (BPM6) concept of residency is followed.
The analytical framework for the national presentation follows the BPM6. The broad categories of data presented under three headings, namely, the current account: imports and exports of goods, services, primary income and secondary income; the capital account: non-produced non-financial assets and capital transfers; the financial account: assets and liabilities of direct investment, assets and liabilities of portfolio investment, financial derivatives and other investments, reserve assets and net errors and omissions.
The data is subject to revisions.