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Summary statistics
Region 2000 South-eastern Asia  
Currency 2008 Ringgit (MYR)  
Surface area (square kilometers) 2008 330803  
Population in 2008 (estimated, 000) 2008 27014  
Population density in 2008 (per square kilometer) 2008 81.7  
Largest urban agglomeration in 2007 (population, 000) 2007 Kuala Lumpur (1448)  
United Nations membership date 2000 17 September 1957  
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Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2008 221437  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 137954  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2000 93790  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 1990 prices (annual %) 2008 4.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 1990 prices (annual %) 2005 5.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 1990 prices (annual %) 2000 8.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2008 8197.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5377.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2000 4029.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2008 7921.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5131.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2000 3703.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2008 19.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 20.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2000 25.3  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2008 3.46 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 3.78 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2000 3.80 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2008 38914  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 19980  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2000 8488  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2008 122  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 109 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2000 100 Series linked to former series.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2008 108 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2000 75 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2001.  
Agricultural production index (1999-2001=100) 2008 132 2007.  
Agricultural production index (1999-2001=100) 2005 126  
Agricultural production index (1999-2001=100) 2000 99  
Food production index (1999-2001=100) 2008 131 2007.  
Food production index (1999-2001=100) 2005 126  
Food production index (1999-2001=100) 2000 98  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2008 3.3 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 3.5 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2000 3.0 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2008 28.5 Age group 15 to 64 years. 2007.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 29.7 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2000 32.2 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2008 14.8 Age group 15 to 64 years. 2007.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.6 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2000 18.4 Age group 15 to 64 years.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2008 44.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 43.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2000 44.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2008 79.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2000 80.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2008 22052 Includes Singapore residents crossing the frontier by road through Johore Causeway.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 16431 Includes Singapore residents crossing the frontier by road through Johore Causeway.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2000 10222 Includes Singapore residents crossing the frontier by road through Johore Causeway.  
Energy production, primary (000 MT oil equivalent) 2008 96647 2007.  
Energy production, primary (000 MT oil equivalent) 2005 95925  
Energy production, primary (000 MT oil equivalent) 2000 76795  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2008 116.3  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 93.3  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2000 41.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2008 62.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 48.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2000 21.4  
Exports (million US$) 2008 198846.4  
Imports (million US$) 2008 156202.5  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2008 Singapore (14.7), United States (12.5), Japan (10.8)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2008 China (12.8), Japan (12.5), Singapore (10.9)  
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Social indicators
Population growth rate (avg. annual %) 2005-2010 1.7  
Urban population growth rate (avg. annual %) 2005-2010 3.0  
Rural population growth rate (avg. annual %) 2005-2010 –1.3  
Urban population (%) 2007 69.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2009 29.5  
Population aged 60+ years (women and men, % of total) 2009 7.9/7.1  
Sex ratio (men per 100 women) 2009 103.2  
Life expectancy at birth (women and men, years) 2005-2010 76.7/72.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2005-2010 8.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2005-2010 2.6  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2009 54.5 Data pertain to Peninsular Malaysia. 1994.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 2357.6/8.5 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2008 147312 According to UNHCR, and based on lists provided by refugee communities in Malaysia, there are 45,900 unregistered asylum-seek  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2005-2008 4.7  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (w/m per 100) 2005-2008 85.4/82.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2005-2008 54.8  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2009 10.8  
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Environment
Threatened species 2009 1166  
Forested area (% of land area) 2007 62.7  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2006 187729/7.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2007 2633.0  
Rainfall, total mean (millimetres) 2427  
Temperature, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 23.2/32.4  
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Data Source: World Statistics Pocketbook 2008 edition, with updates from May 2010 | United Nations Statistics Division
   
Related Malaysia Pages:

Cities:
 Searchable Map and Satellite View of the City of Kuala Lumpur (capital city)
 Searchable Map and Satellite View of the City of Johor Baru

Country:
 Administrative Map of Malaysia
 Searchable Map and Satellite View of Malaysia
 Malaysia Country Profile

Continent:
 Map of Southeast Asia
 Map of Asia
Flags of Asia
Capital Cities of Asia

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National Statistical Office of Malaysia.
 
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