Malaysia Labour Productivity Growth

2001 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Malaysia Labour Productivity improved by 0.45 % YoY in Mar 2021, compared with a drop of 2.86 % in the previous quarter. Malaysia Labour Productivity Growth data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2001 to Mar 2021, averaging at 2.40 %. The data reached an all-time high of 7.69 % in Dec 2002 and a record low of -16.14 % in Jun 2020. CEIC calculates Labour Productivity Growth from quarterly Real GDP and quarterly Employment. The Department of Statistics provides Real GDP in local currency at 2015 prices, and Employment. Labour Productivity Growth prior to Q1 2016 is calculated from Real GDP based on SNA 2008 with 2010 prices, prior to Q1 2011 is calculated from Real GDP at 2005 prices and prior to Q1 2006 from Real GDP at 2000 prices.

In the latest reports, Malaysia Population reached 32.52 million people in Dec 2019. Its Unemployment Rate increased to 5.40 % in May 2020. Monthly Earnings of Malaysia stood at 818.78 USD in Mar 2021. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate remained the same rate at 68.50 % in Feb 2021.

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Malaysia Labour Productivity Growth

What was Malaysia's Labour Productivity Growth in Mar 2021?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-0.45 Mar 2021 -2.86 Dec 2020 -16.14 Jun 2020 7.69 Dec 2002 % quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021

Labour Productivity Growth by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 3.85 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) -0.29 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Argentina (%) -2.96 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Armenia (%) -3.07 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Australia (%) 1.27 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1979 - Mar 2021
Austria (%) -4.31 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (%) -0.37 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Bahrain (%) 6.24 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Bangladesh (%) 6.05 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Belarus (%) 1.84 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Belgium (%) 1.83 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (%) 6.71 2017 yearly 2000 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 2.94 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Botswana (%) -2.48 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2008 - Dec 2020
Brazil (%) 5.33 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Brunei (%) 3.22 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Bulgaria (%) 2.04 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (%) 5.07 2017 yearly 2008 - 2017
Canada (%) 1.65 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Chile (%) 11.37 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Mar 2021
China (%) 2.82 2020 yearly 1953 - 2020
Colombia (%) 5.20 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Croatia (%) 0.57 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Cyprus (%) -1.00 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (%) -1.08 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2021
Denmark (%) 0.12 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
Ecuador (%) 0.54 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Egypt (%) -2.34 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 10.21 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
European Union (%) 0.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Finland (%) -0.88 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
France (%) -6.98 2020 yearly 1979 - 2020
Georgia (%) -2.07 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Germany (%) -1.86 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2021
Ghana (%) 3.90 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Greece (%) 2.52 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 11.10 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1982 - Mar 2021
Hungary (%) -1.32 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Iceland (%) -0.73 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
India (%) 2.63 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Indonesia (%) -1.84 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Iran (%) -9.20 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Ireland (%) 17.65 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Israel (%) 0.92 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Italy (%) 2.62 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.20 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Japan (%) -0.85 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Jordan (%) 0.44 2017 yearly 2001 - 2017
Kazakhstan (%) -0.85 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 1.01 2019 yearly 2011 - 2019
South Korea (%) 3.41 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1983 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (%) -4.03 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Kuwait (%) -1.25 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan (%) -8.71 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Laos (%) 2.62 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Latvia (%) 4.31 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Lebanon (%) -8.30 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 4.23 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (%) 2.97 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.29 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
North Macedonia (%) 0.29 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Malawi (%) 1.15 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Malaysia (%) -0.45 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Malta (%) -0.78 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (%) 4.25 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Mexico (%) 0.71 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2021
Moldova (%) 2.82 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Mongolia (%) 28.43 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2007 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (%) 10.62 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Morocco (%) 1.07 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Mozambique (%) -1.00 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Myanmar (%) -3.90 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Nepal (%) 3.56 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Netherlands (%) -0.82 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.36 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1988 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (%) 1.14 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2018
Norway (%) 0.70 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Oman (%) 2.52 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 3.09 2015 yearly 2001 - 2015
Palestinian Territory (%) -8.01 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2013 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 0.80 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 1.41 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Peru (%) 0.02 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Philippines (%) -2.57 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Poland (%) -3.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Portugal (%) -4.02 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Qatar (%) -0.98 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Romania (%) 11.29 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Russia (%) -0.07 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) -3.59 2020 yearly 1971 - 2020
Serbia (%) -0.49 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 6.00 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (%) 2.21 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (%) 2.58 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
South Africa (%) 5.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Spain (%) -2.09 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 3.18 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2013 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 3.26 2010 yearly 1996 - 2010
Sweden (%) 2.29 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (%) -1.87 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020

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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) 9,898.905 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 221,347.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1978 - Mar 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: Expenditure (MYR mn) 136,603.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - May 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Overall Balance (MYR mn) -46,290.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - May 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Revenue (MYR mn) 90,314.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - May 2021
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 245,599.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 671,886.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.978 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 3,834.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 22,512.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 47.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - May 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) 18,677.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 46.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - May 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) 1,942.282 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2021
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 15,825.046 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 6,010.375 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 2,183.337 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 24,058.245 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 3,467.225 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 3,662.106 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 31,558.109 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 152.100 May 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - May 2021
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 149.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2021
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 142.600 May 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2021
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 142.600 May 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - May 2021
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 103.500 May 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - May 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2,246.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 3,025.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 3.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 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) 3,603.765 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 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) 250,821.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 104,275.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 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: Other Investment (MYR mn) 13,908.321 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 7,632.467 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -14,949.813 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 3,996.798 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 36,611.487 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 17,290.055 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 225,519.175 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 20,295.555 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) -10,947.939 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 14,642.339 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) 15,955.750 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) 395.986 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -14,246.353 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 10,514.202 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -170.130 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) 264.949 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) -17,131.670 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 35,245.368 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -5,732.016 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 23,022.071 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 12,293.989 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -9,127.708 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Debit (MYR mn) 188,907.688 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -3,635.669 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 1,386.494 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 607,337.220 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
External Debt: Serv: Interest: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 16,098.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 100,802.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Funds Inflow: Direct Investment Assets (DIA) (MYR mn) 16,602.080 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 711.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.6 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Apr 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 93.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 7,112.422 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Apr 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 133,558.699 May 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - May 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 502,773.551 May 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - May 2021
M2 Growth (%) 3.8 May 2021 monthly Dec 1970 - May 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1959 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 106,300.0 Jun 2021 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 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 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 512,979.544 May 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - May 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 568,493.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Apr 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 3.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 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) 2,082,749.624 May 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - May 2021
Banking System: Demand Deposits (MYR mn) 329,103.228 Oct 2018 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2018
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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