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About Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country in the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. The country

The country’s economy is open and industrialized markets. The primary sectors are Agriculture, mining, and tourism. It is famous for palm oil and tin production

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityKuala Lumpur
Government TypeFederal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesMalay, English
CurrencyMalaysian ringgit, MYR
Phone Code +60
Important CitiesGeorge Town of Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Malacca City, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Alor Setar, Tawau, Sandakan
National DayIndependence Day (31st Aug)
GDP (nominal)USD 430.895 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking12
Primary Industrieselectronics, automotive, and construction, solar panels, Electronics, semiconductors, microchips, integrated circuits, rubber, oleochemicals, automotive, optical devices, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, smelting, timber, wood pulp, Islamic finance, petroleum, liquified natural gas, petrochemicals, telecommunication product
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsIndonesia, Singapore, Thailand
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area(BIMP-EAGA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 15(G15), Group of 77(G77), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Edible Oils & Seeds, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Household Items & Products, Gems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components
Major ImportsElectrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Aviation Vehicles, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Total Exports ValueUSD 353.150 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 295.093 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 58.057 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Global System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA) & Free Trade Agreement (FTA), The Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)
Major Exports to IndiaEdible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Glass and glassware, Rubber and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Wood and Pulp, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Gems & Jewellery
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Spices, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Pharmaceutical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 12,734.94 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 7,156.16 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 5 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for MalaysiaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. B.N. Reddy
Honourable High Commissioner
Level 28, Menara 1 Mon't Kiara, No. 1, Jalan Mon't Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur.
(00-603) 62052350, 6205 2351

High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur
Smt. Subashini Narayanan
Appellate Authority (RTI)
Level 1, Wisma HRIH Lotus, 442, Jalan Pahang, Setapak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur

6 03 4025 2323

Embassy Details of Malaysia in IndiaMalaysia
High Commission of Malaysia
H.E. Mr. Muzafar Shah bin Mustafa
High Commissioner
50 M, Satya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 1291, 2611 1292, 2611 1293, 2611 1297 (O)

Consulate General of Malaysia in Chennai
Mr. Saravana Kumar Kumaravasagam
Consul General
44, Tank Bund Road, Nungambakkam Chennai 600034
044 2433 4434

Consulate General of Malaysia in Mumbai
Mr. Ahmad Zuwairi Bin Yusoff
Consul General
No.4-B, 4th Floor, Notan Plaza Turner Road Bandara (West) Mumbai-400050
+91-22-26455751 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malaysia in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Sanjay Budhia
Honorary Consul
3C, Camac Street Kolkata - 700016
033-22299183/22295514 (O)