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Labor market: Employment (Quarterly)

Last updated: 14 Oct 2019

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Real Sector
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More info
Period of latest Latest data Data for previous period Back Series Data (xls)
National Accounts (GDP) at Current Prices RM million Q2/19 371,024 361,968 Download GDP by Expenditure

DOSM
Agriculture
RM million Q2/19 25,427 25,805    
Mining and Quarrying
RM million Q2/19 34,336 34,212    
Manufacturing
RM million Q2/19 81,185 76,695    
Electricity, Gas and Water
RM million Q2/19 10,168 9,647    
Construction
RM million Q2/19 17,274 17,889    
Wholesale and Retail Trade, Accommodation and Restaurants
RM million Q2/19 73,586 71,126    
Transport, Storage and Communication
RM million Q2/19 35,662 34,539    
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services
RM million Q2/19 41,256 40,953    
Other Services
RM million Q2/19 18,580 18,151    
Government Services
RM million Q2/19 29,190 28,789    
Less : FISIM 8 undistributed RM million Q2/19 - -    
Plus : Import duties
RM million Q2/19 4,359 4,162    
National Accounts (GDP) at 2015 prices RM million Q2/19 348,767 341,710 Download  
Agriculture
RM million Q2/19 24,192 24,593    
Mining and Quarrying
RM million Q2/19 26,019 26,111    
Manufacturing
RM million Q2/19 79,011 75,660    
Electricity, Gas and Water
RM million Q2/19 9,578 9,298    
Construction
RM million Q2/19 16,064 16,656    
Wholesale and Retail Trade, Accommodation and Restaurants
RM million Q2/19 69,939 67,399    
Transport, Storage and Communication
RM million Q2/19 34,346 33,399    
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services
RM million Q2/19 39,751 39,540    
Other Services
RM million Q2/19 17,516 17,217    
Government Services
RM million Q2/19 28,369 27,983    
Less : FISIM 8 undistributed
RM million Q2/19 - -    
Plus : Import duties
RM million Q2/19 3,982 3,853    
Industrial Production Index 2015=100 Aug/19 114.6 114.8 Download DOSM
Employment million persons Q2/19 15.080 15.010 Download DOSM
Aug/19 15.190 15.180 Download
Employment % of labour force Q2/19 96.7 96.7 Download DOSM
Aug/19 96.7 96.7 Download
Unemployment million persons Q2/19 0.521 0.517 Download DOSM
Aug/01 0.520 0.525 Download
Unemployment % of labour force Q2/19 3.3 3.3 Download DOSM
Aug/01 3.3 3.3 Download
Average salaries and wages per employee in manufacturing sector RM per month Aug/19 3,676.9 3,680.6 Download DOSM
Consumer Price Index 2010=100 Aug/19 121.8 121.5 Download DOSM
Producer Price Index - Local Production 2010=100 Aug/19 104.6 104.4 Download DOSM

Fiscal Sector
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More info
Period of latest Latest data Data for previous period Back Series Data (xls)
Public Sector Operations         Download Treasury
General Government
           
Revenue
RM million 2018 227,486 224,306    
Operating expenditure
RM million 2018 260,923 245,121    
Non-financial Public Corporation operating surplus
RM million 2018 96,208 117,206    
Public sector current account
RM million 2018 62,771 96,391    
Net development expenditure
RM million 2018 143,284 139,456    
Public sector overall balance
RM million 2018 -80,513 -43,065    
Domestic financing
RM million 2018 80,673 55,944    
Bank
RM million 2018 81,339 47,560    
Non-bank
RM million 2018 -666 8,384    
Foreign borrowing
RM million 2018 8,605 -3,198    
Central Government Operations 1         Download Treasury
Revenue
RM million Aug/19 23,457 21,945    
Expenditure
RM million Aug/19 26,453 24,278    
Overall balance
RM million Aug/19 -2,997 -2,333    
Domestic financing 2
RM million Aug/19 4,000 2,084    
Bank
RM million Aug/19 3,957 -8,396    
Non-bank
RM million Aug/19 43 10,480    
Foreign borrowing
RM million Aug/19 -3 -6    
Central Government Debt         Download BNM
Current liabilities, total
RM million Q2/19 799,109 776,816    
Short-term debt
RM million Q2/19 7,500 6,500    
Medium-and long-term debt
RM million Q2/19 791,609 770,316    
Domestic debt 4
RM million Q2/19 609,092 584,346    
Short-term debt
RM million Q2/19 5,687 4,368    
Medium and long-term debt
RM million Q2/19 603,405 579,977    
External debt 5
RM million Q2/19 190,017 192,471    
Short-term debt
RM million Q2/19 1,813 2,132    
Medium and long-term debt
RM million Q2/19 188,204 190,339    
External debt by currency 5
           
RM 6 RM million Q2/19 165,569 168,744    
USD
RM million Q2/19 11,158 11,003    
Yen
RM million Q2/19 13,069 12,494    
Other
RM million Q2/19 220 230    
Debt guaranteed by Federal Government
RM million Q2/19 273,847 267,325    

Financial Sector
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More info
Period of latest Latest data Data for previous period Back Series Data (xls)
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector         Download BNM
Narrow money (M1)
RM million Aug/19 426,561 429,595    
Broad money (M3)
RM million Aug/19 1,908,653 1,913,308    
Net claims on Government
RM million Aug/19 171,392 172,713    
Claims on the private sector
RM million Aug/19 1,933,130 1,930,373    
Net foreign assets
RM million Aug/19 529,667 533,268    
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank         Download BNM
Reserve money
RM million Sep/19 161,318 162,442    
Net claims on Government
RM million Sep/19 -11,166 -14,831    
Claims on the private sector
RM million Sep/19 4,067 4,176    
Net foreign assets
RM million Sep/19 423,528 420,925    
Interest Rates (Average of deposit and lending rates)         Download BNM
Interbank rate (3-month)
% p.a. Daily       BNM
BNM Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) (w.e.f Apr/26/04)
% p.a. Sep/19 3.00 3.00    
Discount rates on Treasury Bills (3-mth)
% p.a. Aug/19 - -    
Market Indicative Yield on 5-year Federal Government securities
% p.a. Aug/19 3.24 3.43    
Market Indicative Yield on 10-year Federal Government securities
% p.a. Aug/19 3.31 3.59    
Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) [PDF]           IMF [PDF]
Stock Market share price index Bursa Malaysia Composite Index, 1977=100 Daily       Bursa Malaysia
External Sector
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More info
Period of latest Latest data Data for previous period Back Series Data (xls)
Balance of Payments     Q2/19 (BPM6) Q1/19 (BPM6) Download DOSM
Current Account RM million Q2/19 14,257 16,387    
Goods: Exports
RM million Q2/19 203,060 198,394    
Goods: Imports
RM million Q2/19 174,956 164,545    
Services: Credit
RM million Q2/19 41,330 41,458    
Services: Debit
RM million Q2/19 44,767 43,294    
Primary Income: Credit
RM million Q2/19 19,440 13,499    
Primary Income: Debit
RM million Q2/19 24,979 23,614    
Secondary Income: Credit
RM million Q2/19 4,976 3,957    
Secondary Income: Debit
RM million Q2/19 9,846 9,467    
Capital Account: RM million Q2/19 -13 5    
Credit
RM million Q2/19 10 16    
Debit
RM million Q2/19 23 11    
Financial Account RM million Q2/19 -18,552 -13,816    
Direct Investment: Assets
RM million Q2/19 -11,475 -6,881    
Direct Investment: Liabilities
RM million Q2/19 3,239 23,141    
Portfolio & Financial Derivatives
RM million Q2/19 -10,616 1,816    
Other Investment
RM million Q2/19 300 -31,892    
Reserves Assets RM million Q2/19 1,359 -5,499    
Net Errors and Omissions RM million Q2/19 2,948 2,923    
International Reserves (RM) 3 RM billion Sep/30/19 431.3 428.7 Download BNM
International Reserves (USD) 3 USD billion Sep/30/19 103.0 103.5   BNM
Foreign Currency Reserves
USD billion Sep/30/19 96.7 96.7    
IMF Reserve Position
USD billion Sep/30/19 1.1 1.1    
SDRs
USD billion Sep/30/19 1.1 1.1    
Gold
USD billion Sep/30/19 1.9 1.8    
Other Reserve Assets
USD billion Sep/30/19 2.2 2.8    
Reserves Template         Download Reserve Template
Official Reserve Assets
USD billion Aug/19 103.5 103.9    
Other Foreign Currency Assets
USD billion Aug/19 0.1 0.2    
Merchandise Trade         Download DOSM
Total exports, f.o.b.
RM million Aug/19 81,355 87,958    
Total imports, c.i.f.
RM million Aug/19 70,434 73,683    
Balance
RM million Aug/19 10,921 14,276    
International Investment Position         Download DOSM
Assets
RM million Q2/19 1,780,761 1,680,658    
Direct investment
RM million Q2/19 612,392 587,469    
Portfolio investment
RM million Q2/19 394,662 360,422    
Equity and investment fund shares
RM million Q2/19 300,370 262,353    
Debt securities
RM million Q2/19 94,292 98,069    
Financial derivatives
RM million Q2/19 11,111 9,507    
Other investment
RM million Q2/19 337,228 303,105    
Reserve assets
RM million Q2/19 425,366 420,155    
Liabilities
RM million Q2/19 1,800,322 1,769,546    
Direct investment
RM million Q2/19 770,126 763,918    
Portfolio investment
RM million Q2/19 617,302 614,610    
Equity and investment fund shares
RM million Q2/19 267,048 264,952    
Debt securities
RM million Q2/19 350,253 349,658    
Financial derivatives
RM million Q2/19 8,859 7,849    
Other investment
RM million Q2/19 404,036 383,170    
Net international investment position
RM million Q2/19 -19,562 -88,889    
Gross External Debt 7 RM million Q2/19 931,083 903,680 Download BNM
General Government
RM million Q2/19 190,017 192,471    
Short-term
RM million Q2/19 1,813 2,132    
Long-term
RM million Q2/19 188,204 190,339    
Bonds
RM million Q2/19 182,628 184,982    
Loans
RM million Q2/19 5,576 5,357    
Monetary authorities
RM million Q2/19 12,722 12,620    
Banks
RM million Q2/19 348,383 323,177    
Short-term
RM million Q2/19 297,787 275,443    
Loans
RM million Q2/19 202,142 177,493    
Currency and deposits
RM million Q2/19 91,301 93,558    
Others
RM million Q2/19 4,344 4,392    
Long-term
RM million Q2/19 50,597 47,733    
Bond/Loans
RM million Q2/19 50,597 47,733    
Others
RM million Q2/19 0 0    
Other sectors
RM million Q2/19 379,961 375,412    
Short-term
RM million Q2/19 83,788 85,876    
Loans
RM million Q2/19 30,689 30,744    
Others
RM million Q2/19 53,098 55,132    
Long-term
RM million Q2/19 296,173 289,537    
Bonds/Loans
RM million Q2/19 286,108 280,084    
Others
RM million Q2/19 10,065 9,452    
Exchange Rates RM per major Currencies Daily       Exchange Rates
Population
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More info
Period of latest Latest data Data for previous period Back Series Data (xls)
Population million persons 2019 32.6 32.4 Download DOSM

1 Refers to preliminary monthly data
2 In some instances, data on domestic financing from banking sources and the Accountant General would differ due to the differences in timing when the transactions are recorded.
3 Fortnightly data
4 Following the redefinition of external debt (see Box Article on the 'Redefinition of External Debt' in BNM Quarterly  Bulletin: First Quarter 2014), the domestic debt composition excludes non-resident holdings of ringgit-denominated Federal Government debt (MGS, GII, T-bills etc)
5 Refers to the redefined external debt, which includes non-resident holdings of Federal Government debt (MGS, GII, T-bills, etc) which was classified as domestic debt under the previous definition
6 Refers to non-resident holdings of ringgit-denominated Federal Government debt (MGS, GII, T-bills, etc)
7 Refers to the redefined external debt which include loans obtained and bonds and notes issued abroad, non-resident (NR) holdings of ringgit-denominated debt securities, NR deposit, trade credit and other debt liabilities. For more information, please refer to the box article entitled 'The Redefinition of External Debt' in the Bank Negara Malaysia Quarterly Bulletin: Economic and Financial Developments in the First Quarter of 2014.
Source: Treasury & Joint International Investment Position (IIP) Report by Residence Companies by Department of Statistic, Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia.
8In accordance to the latest SNA 2008, beginning 1Q 2012 publication , FISIM are now distributed across the various economic sector