Malaysia Population

1947 - 2019 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Malaysia Population reached 32.5 million people in Dec 2019, compared with the previously reported figure of 32.4 million people in Dec 2018. Malaysia population data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1947 to Dec 2019. The data reached an all-time high of 32.5 million people in Dec 2019 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.

In the latest reports, Malaysia Unemployment Rate increased to 5.4 % in May 2020. Monthly Earnings of Malaysia stood at 841.4 USD in Jan 2021. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 68.4 % in Nov 2020.

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Malaysia Population

What was Malaysia's Population in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
32.5 2019 32.4 2018 4.9 1947 32.5 2019 Person mn yearly 1947 - 2019

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Australia (Person mn) 25.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Austria (Person mn) 8.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bangladesh (Person mn) 167.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (Person mn) 9.4 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019
Belgium (Person mn) 11.5 2019 yearly 1953 - 2019
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 211.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 7.0 2019 yearly 1900 - 2019
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Chile (Person mn) 19.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
China (Person mn) 1,400.0 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019
Colombia (Person mn) 50.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Croatia (Person mn) 4.1 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 100.6 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
European Union (Person mn) 447.3 2019 yearly 1959 - 2019
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
France (Person mn) 67.3 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Germany (Person mn) 83.2 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.5 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2019 yearly 1732 - 2019
India (Person mn) 1,355.0 2021 yearly 1951 - 2021
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 83.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.3 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.7 2020 yearly 1899 - 2020
Jordan (Person mn) 10.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.8 2020 yearly 1956 - 2020
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.6 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Laos (Person mn) 7.1 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.5 2019 yearly 1947 - 2019
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mexico (Person mn) 127.2 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Moldova (Person mn) 3.5 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.3 2019 yearly 1935 - 2019
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2019 yearly 1921 - 2019
Morocco (Person mn) 35.2 2018 yearly 1960 - 2018
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 29.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.6 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 211.2 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.3 2020 yearly 1946 - 2020
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.3 2019 yearly 1930 - 2019
Russia (Person mn) 146.2 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 34.2 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Singapore (Person mn) 5.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2019 yearly 1945 - 2019
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2019 yearly 1920 - 2019
South Africa (Person mn) 59.6 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 21.9 2020 yearly 1948 - 2020
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019

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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) 14,240.784 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 15.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 218,915.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1978 - Dec 2020
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: Revenue (MYR mn) 30,255.000 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Feb 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Expenditure (MYR mn) 54,654.000 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Feb 2021
Central Government Operations: ytd: Overall Balance (MYR mn) -24,399.000 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2000 - Feb 2021
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 649,783.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 229,777.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.978 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 4,967.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 24,527.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 17.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 2,730,869.671 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 223,478.290 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 235,792.966 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 19,560.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 12.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,398,795.865 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 471,604.233 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,648.496 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,421.774 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,247.913 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1976 - Jan 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 3,941.753 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Feb 2021
MY: Exports: fob: Advanced Economies: Hong Kong SAR (China) (USD mn) 1,857.829 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Nov 2020
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 20,090.930 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 21,111.611 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2021
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 5,124.678 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2021
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 1,970.305 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 31,505.552 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2021
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 3,469.316 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2021
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 3,304.152 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 162.700 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2021
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 138.500 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Feb 2021
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 157.200 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2021
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 141.600 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Feb 2021
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 101.500 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Feb 2021
Imports: MG: Iron and Steel (MYR mn) 1,836.087 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 1,141.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 4,618.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 5.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,507.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -1,644.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 3,108.389 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,082.385 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 238,552.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.7 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 91,464.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 26.0 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: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 12,762.838 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 18,964.986 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -7,121.851 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 42,863.677 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 4,216.402 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 6,744.797 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -104.527 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 21,674.247 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -2,528.395 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) -6,914.364 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 759.837 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) -10,782.148 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -19,677.202 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -4,685.096 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 5,444.933 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) 2,732.180 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) -10,810.491 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 217,496.879 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) -944.952 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Acc: Other Investment (MYR mn) -3,682.669 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Debit (MYR mn) 174,633.202 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -14,248.445 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 20,487.057 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 34,735.502 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 14,552.395 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
External Debt (MYR mn) 1,002,956.244 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2020
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 590,968.430 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 100,802.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
External Debt: Serv: Interest: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 16,098.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Funds Inflow: Direct Investment Assets (DIA) (MYR mn) 17,922.997 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 945.000 Dec 2019 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.6 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Jan 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 93.3 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 7,288.549 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Jan 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 133,690.332 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 507,860.923 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1969 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 5.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1970 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1959 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 103,900.0 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2000 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 2.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1959 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.5 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2000 - Dec 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,100.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 518,146.021 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 569,534.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 5.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 13.800 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 257.237 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 507.739 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1964 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 328,687.3 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 455,197.734 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.27 Oct 2020 monthly Dec 1997 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 134.11 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (MYR mn) 513,225.348 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2013 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M3 (MYR mn) 2,058,722.654 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 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) 264,001.742 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 74.602 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) -13.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 27.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020

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