Global Production Research

Country profile: Malaysia

Production potential

Rank

Hourly wage cost (USD, 0.00 - 15.00)

16

Labour cost

4.42

Rank

Industrial capability (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

18

Skill base

0.349

4

R+D capacity

0.474

1

Infrastructure

1.000

7

Government

0.782

Market potential

Rank

Market potential (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

14

Local demand

0.257

6

Foreign market access

0.804

Export performance

Rank

Average annual growth in exports (%, 0.0 - 30.0)

22

Export growth

4.9

Rank

Export diversity (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

25

Export diversity

0.178

Rank

Exports by tech category (%, 0.0 - 100.0)

3

High tech

63.8

25

Medium tech

24.2

27

Low tech

12.0

Key economic data

Population and income

Population (million)

30

Gross domestic product per capita (USD)

10 934

Manufacturing sector

Manufacturing value added per capita (USD)

2 624

Manufactured exports per capita (USD)

6 374

Manufactured exports in % of total merchandise exports

62

Foreign direct investment

Stock of inward investment per capita (USD)

4 474

Annual change in inward investment flow (%)

21.5

 

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