Overview: In 2018 Malaysia was the number 35 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 20 in total exports, the number 25 in total imports, and the number 26 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Malaysia exported $270B and imported $212B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $57.6B. In 2018, Malaysia's exports per capita were $8.56k and its imports per capita were $6.73k.
Trade: The top exports of Malaysia are Integrated Circuits ($55.5B), Refined Petroleum ($19.1B), Petroleum Gas ($11.4B), Crude Petroleum ($10.4B), and Palm Oil ($9.28B). The top imports of Malaysia are Integrated Circuits ($29.6B), Refined Petroleum ($20.4B), Crude Petroleum ($6.97B), Office Machine Parts ($3.93B), and Broadcasting Equipment ($3.85B).
Destinations: Malaysia exports mostly to Singapore ($36.8B), China ($36.1B), United States ($28.3B), Hong Kong ($19.5B), and Japan ($17.2B), and imports mostly from China ($45B), Singapore ($32.3B), Japan ($13.6B), United States ($12.4B), and Thailand ($11.8B).
Location: Malaysia borders Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand by land and Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam by sea.