Malaysia

General Overview

Population:

29.3 million (2012 est.) 

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $499,689 million (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $ 17,033 (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

4.3% (2012 est.)

Industries:

  • Rubber manufacturing
  • Palm Oil processing and manufacturing
  • Light manufacturing 
  • Electronics 
  • Tin mining and smelting 
  • Logging and processing timber

Imports:

US $196.6 billion (2012 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery & transport equipment
  • Mineral fuels
  • Manufactured goods
  • Chemicals

Exports:

US $227.4 billion (2012 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Machinery & transport equipment
  • Mineral fuels
  • Manufactured goods
  • Chemicals

Alberta's exports to Malaysia:

CDN $97.7 million (2012)

Alberta's main exports to Malaysia:

  • Cereals
  • Fats and Oils
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Meat
  • Articles of Iron
  • Animal Fodder
  • Beverages
  • Printed Books
  • Soap
  • Oil Seeds
  • Chemical Products

Canada's main exports to Malaysia:

  • Fertilizers
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Cereals
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Oil Seeds
  • Fats and Oils
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Plastics

Alberta-Malaysia Relations

Alberta has a multifaceted relationship with Malaysia, which includes strong business ties, cultural exchanges and educational initiatives.

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Malaysia.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Agrifood: In 2010, Alberta agri-food exports to Malaysia totalled $14.8 million, consisting mostly of wheat ($11 million) and pork ($2.45 million). Revenues from pork exports to Malaysia have increased by 67% over the past five years.
  • Energy: Malaysia’s oil reserves are the third highest in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2010, Malaysia was the world’s tenth largest holder of natural gas reserves. A number of Alberta firms operate in Malaysia's energy sector, supplying equipment and representing the exploration and production, pipeline, drilling and service sectors.
  • Education: Malaysia's growing population is increasing the demand for medical and educational services. Increased government emphasis on healthcare should bolster this trend.