Malaysia - Real Gross Domestic Product





Malaysia: Real Gross Domestic Product

Mnemonic GDP$.IMYS
Unit Mil. 2010 MYR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 3.49 %
Data 2018 Q4 322,596
2018 Q3 311,704

Series Information

Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
Release Gross Domestic Product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1996
End Date 12/31/2018

Malaysia: GDP

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Consumption 2018 Q4 53,837 40,233 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Nominal Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2018 Q4 83,534 88,186 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2018 Q4 374,627 363,085 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Private Consumption 2018 Q4 209,523 215,029 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2018 Q4 72,420 76,819 Mil. 2010 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Government Consumption 2018 Q4 49,985 37,369 Mil. 2010 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Gross Domestic Product 2018 Q4 322,596 311,704 Mil. 2010 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Private Consumption 2018 Q4 174,550 179,339 Mil. 2010 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Investment 2017 344,369,000,000 318,285,000,000 NCU Annual
Real Investment 2017 298,783,000,000 281,316,000,000 NCU Annual

Release Information

GDP measures the value generated by all resident units engaged in productive activity before deduction of provisions for the consumption of fixed capital. Data are disseminated in millions of Ringgit on GDP at current prices and constant 2010 prices, compiled by both the expenditure method and the production method. The data is classified according to MSIC 2008 and follows SNA 2008. 

Both, seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data is available. 

Changes in conceptual treatment and methodology (2010 base year GDP)

The changes in conceptual treatment and methodology is based on recommendation by the SNA and BPM6 particularly in:

1. Implementation on treatment of Goods for Processing from Abroad (GFP) and Manufacturing Services (MS)

The 2008 SNA and BPM6 recommends that exports and imports should be recorded on a change of ownership principle. That is, flows of goods between the country owning the goods and the country providing the processing services should not be recorded as imports and exports of goods. Instead the fee paid to the processing unit should be recorded as the import of processing services by the country owning the goods and an export of processing services by the country providing it. In terms of recording an output of an establishment that is involved in GFP, if the establishment has no economic ownership of the goods being processed, thus the value of the output should be fees it received in processing the product and not the value of the whole product. As a result of GFP implementation, the value of net exports of goods and services was revised downward. Simultaneously, the Manufacturing sector was also affected particularly in electrical and electronic industry (2008 SNA).

2. Refinement in methodology of COFC for Government Services and Government Consumption

Consumption of fixed capital or depreciation is the decline in the current value of the stock of fixed assets owned and used by a producer as a result of physical deterioration, normal obsolescence or normal accidental damage during the course of the accounting period. As recommended by SNA, the Perpetual Inventory Method (PIM) was applied in measuring the COFC for rebasing of government services and government consumption.