Malaysia Population

1947 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malaysia population

  • The Malaysia population reached 32.6 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 32.5 million people in Dec 2019
  • The data reached an all-time high of 32.6 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 4.9 million people in Dec 1947

CEIC extends history for annual Population. The Department of Statistics provides Mid-year Population based on 2010 Census. Population prior to 2010 is based on 2000 Census.


Further information about Malaysia population data

  • In the latest reports, Malaysia Unemployment Rate dropped to 3.9 % in Apr 2022
  • Monthly earnings of the Malaysia population was 789.0 USD in Apr 2022
  • Malaysia Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 69.4 % in Apr 2022

View Malaysia's Population from 1947 to 2020 in the chart:

Malaysia Population

What was Malaysia's Population in 2020?

The Malaysia population reached 32.6 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 32.5 million people in Dec 2019 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
32.6 2020 32.5 2019 4.9 1947 32.6 2020 Person mn yearly 1947 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Australia (Person mn) 25.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Austria (Person mn) 9.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Bangladesh (Person mn) 169.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (Person mn) 9.3 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Belgium (Person mn) 11.6 2021 yearly 1953 - 2021
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 213.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 6.8 2021 yearly 1900 - 2021
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Chile (Person mn) 19.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
China (Person mn) 1,412.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Colombia (Person mn) 51.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Croatia (Person mn) 4.0 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 102.1 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
European Union (Person mn) 447.2 2020 yearly 1959 - 2020
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1749 - 2021
France (Person mn) 67.8 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Germany (Person mn) 83.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1961 - 2021
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2021 yearly 1732 - 2021
India (Person mn) 1,368.6 2022 yearly 1951 - 2022
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 84.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.5 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.4 2021 yearly 1899 - 2021
Jordan (Person mn) 11.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.7 2021 yearly 1956 - 2021
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Laos (Person mn) 7.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.6 2020 yearly 1947 - 2020
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Mexico (Person mn) 128.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Moldova (Person mn) 2.6 2020 yearly 2013 - 2020
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.4 2021 yearly 1935 - 2021
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1921 - 2021
Morocco (Person mn) 35.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 30.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 224.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.9 2026 yearly 1950 - 2026
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.1 2021 yearly 1946 - 2021
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.2 2020 yearly 1930 - 2020
Russia (Person mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 35.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Singapore (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1945 - 2020
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2021 yearly 1920 - 2021
South Africa (Person mn) 60.1 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 22.2 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -23,686.278 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 11,511.974 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 239,368.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1978 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 63.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MYR bn) 472.058 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MYR bn) 1,646.527 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (MYR bn) 401.092 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Central Government Operations: ytd: Expenditure (MYR mn) 116,479.575 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2000 - Apr 2022
Central Govt Current Expenditure: Total (MYR mn) 64,582.900 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 736,551.145 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 269,249.124 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.771 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 3,889.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 28,628.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 30.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,110,222.207 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 246,911.444 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 211,609.029 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 24,739.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 37.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,477,255.084 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 458,664.752 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,739.204 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,841.085 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,487.140 May 2022 monthly Jun 1976 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 4,998.035 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 17,035.645 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 35,605.691 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 6,621.418 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 2,440.671 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 3,864.564 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 4,444.298 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 45,869.590 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 189.900 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2022
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 167.600 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 183.400 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 162.100 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2022
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 110.900 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Imports: MG: Iron and Steel (MYR mn) 3,063.597 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 711.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,789.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 899.775 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 773.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,357.334 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 264,454.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 101,770.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 26.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 22.884 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 20,335.369 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
BoP: Financial Acc: Other Investment (MYR mn) 19,597.741 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 7,764.390 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -14,981.622 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 5,314.601 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 40,549.167 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 15,344.331 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 268,932.806 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 24,048.823 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) -20,593.351 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 3,771.318 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) 172.756 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) -12,751.261 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 39,030.445 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -20,135.101 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 35,479.432 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 2,982.655 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Asset (MYR mn) 9,070.401 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Debit (MYR mn) 228,383.639 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -2,449.789 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 20,762.148 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) 30,448.233 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) -10,084.412 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -13,855.730 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 11,691.747 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -86.276 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Serv: Interest: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 16,578.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 683,582.324 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 96,408.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Funds Inflow: Direct Investment Assets (DIA) (MYR mn) 51,256.967 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 561.000 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.6 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Apr 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 89.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 7,036.407 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 138,769.056 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 507,652.429 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.5 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1970 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 May 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 103,000.0 May 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 2.000 May 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - May 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,400.000 May 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 515,479.004 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 582,323.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1987 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 5.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2022
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 12.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 270.880 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 528.553 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1964 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 329,269.5 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 447,185.480 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.98 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1997 - Apr 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 125.02 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M3 (MYR mn) 2,203,024.236 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Mar 2022
Banking System: Demand Deposits: Business Enterprises (MYR mn) 295,132.775 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2022
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) -10.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022

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