Malaysia Business Confidence Growth

2004 - 2021 | Quarterly | % Point | CEIC Data

Malaysia Business Confidence grew 28.8 % in Mar 2021, compared with an increase of 27.1 % YoY in the previous quarter. Malaysia Business Confidence: YoY Change is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2004 to Mar 2021, with an averaged rate of -2.1 %. The data reached an all-high of 64.9 % in Dec 2009 and a record low of -58.7 % in Mar 2009. CEIC calculates Business Confidence Change from quarterly Business Condition Index. The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research provides Business Condition Index with range from 0 to 200 with neutral point 100. Business Confidence covers Manufacturing sector only.

Malaysia Business Confidence: Net Balance lost 13.7% points in Sep 2020, compared with an decrease of 39.0 % points in the previous quarter.

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Malaysia Business Confidence Growth

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
28.8 Mar 2021 27.1 Dec 2020 -58.7 Mar 2009 64.9 Dec 2009 % Point quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% Point) -17.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2021
Armenia (% Point) -3.7 Jun 2016 quarterly Sep 2006 - Jun 2016
Australia (% Point) 4.6 Aug 2021 monthly Aug 2007 - Aug 2021
Austria (% Point) 34.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
Belarus (% Point) -9.6 Aug 2014 monthly Dec 2006 - Aug 2014
Belgium (% Point) 21.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2021
Brazil (% Point) 11.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2021
Bulgaria (% Point) 10.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Canada (% Point) -24.2 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 2001 - Jul 2021
Chile (% Point) 30.2 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2004 - Mar 2021
China (% Point) -1.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Colombia (% Point) 41.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Croatia (% Point) 22.6 Aug 2021 monthly May 2009 - Aug 2021
Cyprus (% Point) 74.0 Aug 2021 monthly May 2003 - Aug 2021
Czech Republic (% Point) 5.0 Aug 2021 monthly Mar 1994 - Aug 2021
Denmark (% Point) 14.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Aug 2021
Ecuador (%) 1.0 Oct 2020 monthly May 2008 - Oct 2020
Estonia (% Point) 26.0 Aug 2021 monthly May 2002 - Aug 2021
European Union (% Point) 24.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
Finland (% Point) 43.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
France (% Point) 12.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
Georgia (% Point) -42.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2014 - Mar 2021
Germany (% Point) 31.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Aug 2021
Ghana (%) -3.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2013 - Feb 2021
Greece (% Point) 26.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (% Point) 20.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
Hungary (% Point) 21.4 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2021
Iceland (% Point) 115.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
India (% Point) 10.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (% Point) 53.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2021
Israel (% Point) 26.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2021
Italy (% Point) 27.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
Japan (% Point) 15.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2021
Kazakhstan (% Point) 4.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
South Korea (% Point) 28.0 Sep 2021 monthly Feb 2004 - Sep 2021
Latvia (% Point) 7.5 Aug 2021 monthly Apr 1994 - Aug 2021
Lithuania (% Point) 13.0 Aug 2021 monthly Apr 2004 - Aug 2021
Luxembourg (% Point) 31.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
North Macedonia (% Point) 7.0 Jun 2021 monthly Apr 2002 - Jun 2021
Malaysia (% Point) 28.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Malta (% Point) 46.8 Aug 2021 monthly Nov 2003 - Aug 2021
Mauritius (% Point) -9.1 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2019
Mexico (% Point) 24.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Mozambique (% Point) -1.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (% Point) 15.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Aug 2021
New Zealand (% Point) 7.2 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Nigeria (% Point) -22.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 2015 - Dec 2020
Norway (% Point) 29.2 Aug 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Aug 2021
Palestinian Territory (% Point) -7.6 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2014 - Mar 2021
Peru (% Point) -9.1 Aug 2021 monthly Apr 2003 - Aug 2021
Philippines (% Point) 4.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2021
Poland (% Point) 5.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 2006 - Aug 2021
Portugal (% Point) 11.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Aug 2021
Qatar (% Point) -3.6 Mar 2020 quarterly Sep 2015 - Mar 2020
Romania (% Point) 5.9 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1992 - Aug 2021
Russia (% Point) 5.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Serbia (% Point) 23.1 Apr 2021 monthly May 2014 - Apr 2021
Singapore (% Point) 1.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Aug 2021
Slovakia (% Point) -0.7 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Slovenia (% Point) 12.0 Aug 2021 monthly May 1996 - Aug 2021
South Africa (% Point) 4.3 Aug 2021 monthly Sep 2000 - Aug 2021
Spain (% Point) 11.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Sri Lanka (% Point) -13.6 Jul 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jul 2021
Sweden (% Point) 10.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Aug 2021
Switzerland (% Point) 33.4 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Aug 2021
Taiwan (% Point) -3.2 Mar 2018 monthly May 2013 - Mar 2018
Thailand (% Point) 15.0 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 2000 - Mar 2021
Turkey (% Point) 7.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Aug 2021
Ukraine (% Point) -9.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2020
United Kingdom (% Point) 5.6 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1986 - Dec 2020
United States (% Point) 8.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1949 - Aug 2021
Uruguay (% Point) -6.6 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Feb 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.6 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -13,265.471 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 9,680.975 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 231,053.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1978 - Jun 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 62.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MYR bn) 510.059 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MYR bn) 1,498.370 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (MYR bn) 445.686 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Central Government Operations: ytd: Overall Balance (MYR mn) -65,558.000 Jul 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Jul 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Expenditure (MYR mn) 187,941.000 Jul 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Jul 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Revenue (MYR mn) 122,382.000 Jul 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Jul 2021
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 698,457.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 259,931.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.978 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 2,895.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 22,190.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 4.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 2,409,834.715 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 235,667.489 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 186,700.958 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 19,294.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 24.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 971,675.708 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 391,248.435 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,648.496 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,446.053 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,750.075 Apr 2021 monthly Jun 1976 - Apr 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 4,897.822 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Apr 2021
MY: Exports: fob: Advanced Economies: Hong Kong SAR (China) (USD mn) 1,795.510 May 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2021
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 12,171.893 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 2,238.269 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 5,870.108 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2021
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 26,067.595 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2021
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 3,472.392 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2021
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 3,762.886 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 34,742.303 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2021
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 137.000 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Jul 2021
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 145.700 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2021
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 154.300 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Jul 2021
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 159.100 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2021
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 105.000 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2021
Imports: MG: Iron and Steel (MYR mn) 2,341.434 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2,102.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 3,492.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 3.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,326.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,402.260 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -314.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 3,421.683 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 246,067.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 93,011.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 25.9 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 19.471 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 19,815.262 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) -6,957.410 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) 19,951.713 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -10,595.194 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 12,881.235 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -143.110 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 19,250.302 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 244,046.167 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 21,081.644 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) -2,605.508 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 30,546.907 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Other Investment (MYR mn) -30,478.539 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 7,170.189 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -15,419.891 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 5,794.203 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 40,664.534 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) -635.207 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) -4,704.979 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 36,501.535 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -9,457.650 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 28,707.952 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 14,411.007 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -8,676.612 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Debit (MYR mn) 203,381.633 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -1,375.986 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 4,204.623 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 100,802.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 634,862.593 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
External Debt: Serv: Interest: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 16,098.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Funds Inflow: Direct Investment Assets (DIA) (MYR mn) 21,625.104 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 711.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.7 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Jul 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 93.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 7,355.417 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Jul 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 130,561.255 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - Jul 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 497,792.033 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - Jul 2021
M2 Growth (%) 3.8 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1970 - Jul 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1959 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 106,233.3 Jul 2021 monthly Apr 2000 - Jul 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 2.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1959 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.5 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2000 - Dec 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,200.000 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 506,491.759 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Jul 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 553,822.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Jul 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 2.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 13.900 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 269.197 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 527.928 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1964 - Dec 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 328,687.3 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 447,193.214 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Mar 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 3.86 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 1997 - Apr 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 134.11 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M3 (MYR mn) 2,106,362.073 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Jul 2021
Banking System: Demand Deposits (MYR mn) 329,103.228 Oct 2018 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2018
Banking System: Demand Deposits: Business Enterprises (MYR mn) 269,144.456 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Jul 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 74.602 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 28.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021

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