|Unit||Mil. MYR, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Balance of Goods||Jan 2021||16,602||20,693||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Jan 2021||89,625||95,732||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Jan 2021||73,023||75,038||Mil. MYR, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2020 Q4||18,964||26,095||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||237,984||224,629||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||209,369||196,459||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q4||28,615||28,170||Mil. MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||226,066||216,987||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||201,254||187,818||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q4||24,812||29,169||Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA||Quarterly|
For Malaysia, detailed balance of payments under the BPM6 framework.
The main objective of compiling Malaysian's balance of payments estimates is to provide information on Malaysian's economic performance vis-a-vis the rest of the world in terms of the magnitude and types of transactions in Current Account and also in Capital and Financial Account flows. In particular, the Current Account position summarizes the country's transactions in goods, services, income and current transfers, and presents an overall view of Malaysia's earnings and spending in terms of foreign exchange for the period under review. As for the current account balance reflects the net provision of resources to or from the rest of the world, the estimates of financial account reflects whether Malaysia has net claims on or liabilities to the rest of the world.
The balance of payments is a statistical statement designed to provide a systematic record of economic transactions between residents of Malaysia and the rest of the world for a specific time period. The Balance of Payments Manual Sixth Edition (BPM6) concept of residency is followed.
The analytical framework for the national presentation follows the BPM6. The broad categories of data presented under three headings, namely, the current account: imports and exports of goods, services, primary income and secondary income; the capital account: non-produced non-financial assets and capital transfers; the financial account: assets and liabilities of direct investment, assets and liabilities of portfolio investment, financial derivatives and other investments, reserve assets and net errors and omissions.