Malaysia - Real Gross Domestic Product





Malaysia: Real Gross Domestic Product

Mnemonic GDP$.IMYS
Unit Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 15.86 %
Data 2020 Q2 289,564
2020 Q1 344,142

Series Information

Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
Release National accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1996
End Date 6/30/2020

Malaysia: GDP

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Consumption 2020 Q2 41,346 41,568 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Nominal Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2020 Q2 64,325 80,772 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2020 Q2 301,889 367,210 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Private Consumption 2020 Q2 178,500 231,643 Mil. MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2020 Q2 61,337 75,982 Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Government Consumption 2020 Q2 40,364 40,530 Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Gross Domestic Product 2020 Q2 289,564 344,142 Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Real Private Consumption 2020 Q2 165,783 212,257 Mil. 2015 MYR, NSA Quarterly
Investment 2017 344,369,000,000 318,285,000,000 NCU Annual
Real Investment 2017 298,783,000,000 281,316,000,000 NCU Annual

Release Information

For Malaysia, GDP measures the value generated by all resident units engaged in productive activity before deduction of provisions for the consumption of fixed capital. Compiled by both the expenditure method and the production method.

Active:

  • National accounts framework: UN SNA 2008
  • Industry classification: MSIC 2008, which is aligned with UN ISIC Rev. 4
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Malaysian ringgit at constant year-2015 prices (Mil. 2015 MYR)
    • At current prices (Mil. MYR)
  • Adjustments:
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequencies:
    • Quarterly
    • Annual
  • Start date: 2015Q1
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • State (all 13)
    • Federal territory (all 2)

Predecessors:

  • 2010 prices - 2010 to 2018
  • 2005 prices - 1996 to 2014
  • 2000 prices - 2004 to 2012
  • 1987 prices - 1991 to 2006

The source writes:

Changes in conceptual treatment and methodology (2010 base year GDP)

The changes in conceptual treatment and methodology is based on recommendation by the SNA and BPM6 particularly in:

1. Implementation on treatment of Goods for Processing from Abroad (GFP) and Manufacturing Services (MS)

The 2008 SNA and BPM6 recommends that exports and imports should be recorded on a change of ownership principle. That is, flows of goods between the country owning the goods and the country providing the processing services should not be recorded as imports and exports of goods. Instead the fee paid to the processing unit should be recorded as the import of processing services by the country owning the goods and an export of processing services by the country providing it. In terms of recording an output of an establishment that is involved in GFP, if the establishment has no economic ownership of the goods being processed, thus the value of the output should be fees it received in processing the product and not the value of the whole product. As a result of GFP implementation, the value of net exports of goods and services was revised downward. Simultaneously, the Manufacturing sector was also affected particularly in electrical and electronic industry (2008 SNA).

2. Refinement in methodology of COFC for Government Services and Government Consumption

Consumption of fixed capital or depreciation is the decline in the current value of the stock of fixed assets owned and used by a producer as a result of physical deterioration, normal obsolescence or normal accidental damage during the course of the accounting period. As recommended by SNA, the Perpetual Inventory Method (PIM) was applied in measuring the COFC for rebasing of government services and government consumption.