2016 Q4

The Malaysian economy expanded by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, driven by private sector expenditure. Private consumption grew by 6.2% while private investment growth was recorded at 4.9%. Unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2016 remains unchanged at 3.5%.

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2016 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.3% in the third quarter of 2016 supported by sustained growth in private sector activity which expanded 6.0%. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.5%.

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2016 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.0% in the second quarter of 2016 supported by private sector expenditure which expanded at a stronger pace of 6.1%. Unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.4%.

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2016 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.2% in the first quarter of 2016 with trade surplus amounting to RM23.9 billion while private consumption expanded by 5.3%, supported by continued wage and employment growth. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.4%.

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2015 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015, supported by the growth of private sector expenditure at 4.9%. Private investment expanded by 5.0% with strong progress made in ongoing projects in the manufacturing and services sector. Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2%.

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2015 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.7% in the third quarter of 2015. Wage growth and stable labour market conditions remained supportive of overall consumer spending. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.2%.

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2015 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.9% in the second quarter of 2015 with continued expansion in domestic demand, driven mainly by private sector activity while unemployment rate remained low at 3.1%.

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2015 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.6% in the first quarter of 2015. Private investment expanded by 11.7% with capital spending in export-oriented manufacturing sector and in the telecommunication and transport-related services industries. Unemployment rate remained low at 3.1%.

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2014 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by stronger private sector expenditure at 8.5%. Inflation rate was recorded at 2.8%, mainly attributed to the lower inflation in the food and non-alcoholic beverages category at 2.7%. Unemployment rate was at 2.8%.

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2014 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.6% in the third quarter of 2014. Private consumption recorded stronger growth at 6.7% as household spending remained supported by stable employment conditions and continued wage growth. Unemployment rate remained low at 2.7%.

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2014 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 6.4% in the second quarter of 2014, supported by higher exports and private domestic demand. Unemployment rate declined to 2.8%.

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2014 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2014. Private investment growth remained strong at 14.1% while public investment declined by 6.4%. Unemployment rate was sustained at 3.1%.

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2013 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Private sector investment grew by 16.5% while public investment declined by 2.7%. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.4%.

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2013 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.0% in the third quarter of 2013. Private sector investment grew by 15.2%, supported by capital spending in the services and manufacturing sectors as well as the ongoing implementation of projects in the oil and gas sector. Unemployment rate remained low at 3.1%.

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2013 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.3% in the second quarter of 2013. Private sector investment grew by 12.7%, led by capital spending in the consumer-related services sub-sectors such as telecommunication and real estate, the ongoing implementation of infrastructure projects and capacity expansion in the oil and gas sector. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.2%.

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2013 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.1% in the first quarter of 2013. Private sector investment grew by 10.9%, driven by capital expenditure in manufacturing, telecommunication, real estate and aviation. Unemployment rate remained low at 3.2%.

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2012 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 6.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Private investment grew by 20.2%, driven by capital expenditure in manufacturing, telecommunications, real estate and aviation. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.1%.

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2012 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.2% in the third quarter of 2012. Private investment grew by 22.9%, supported by capital spending in transportation, real estate and utilities as well as the ongoing implementation of projects in the oil and gas sector. Unemployment rate improved to 2.9%.

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2012 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.4% in the second quarter of 2012. Private investment strengthened to 24.6% while private consumption registered a strong growth of 8.8%, with household spending supported by firm labour market conditions, robust income growth and imporved consumer sentiments. Unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.0%.

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2012 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.7% in the first quarter of 2012. Private sector investment grew by 19.8% with expenditure in the oil and gas as well as manufacturing sectors. Unemployment rate remained low at 3%.

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2011 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Private consumption grew by 7.1%, supported by income growth and robust labour market conditions. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.1%.

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2011 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.8% in the third quarter of 2011. Private consumption grew by 7.3% amid favourable income growth as labour market conditions remained stable and civil servants benefited from the half-month bonus payment. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.0%.

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2011 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.0% in the second quarter of 2011 following a weaker external environment. Private consumption grew by 6.4% with continued income growth and favourable labour market conditions. Private investments was supported by investments in new growth areas such as solar, advanced E&E and medical equipment industries. Unemployment rate improved to 3.0% with strong labour demand.

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2011 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.6% in the first quarter of 2011. Private consumption expanded by 6.7%, supported by positive consumer sentiments and boosted by the sales promotions due to festive celebrations. Private sector investment was supported by expansion in production in the manufacturing sector. Unemployment rate was sustained at 3.2%.

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2010 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010. Private consumption grew by 6.5%, supported by higher income levels and sales promotions during the festive period and long school holidays. Unemployment rate eased to 3.0%.

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2010 Q3

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.3% in the third quarter of 2010. Private consumption grew by 7.1%, supported by positive consumer sentiments and spending during the festive period. Unemployment rate eased further to 3.2%.

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2010 Q2

The Malaysian economy grew by 8.9% in the second quarter of 2010. Private consumption grew by 7.9%, supported by relatively low inflation and a steady increase in income levels. Unemployment rate was recorded at 3.3%.

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2010 Q1

The Malaysian economy grew by 10.1% in the first quarter of 2010. Private consumption expanded by 5.1%, supported by improvement in the labour market and low inflation.

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2009 Q4

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2009. The implementation of the fiscal stimulus measures had gained further momentum during the quarter, providing additional impetus to growth. Private consumption expanded by 1.7% due to better conditions in labour market and low level of inflation.

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2009 Q3

The Malaysian economy contracted by 1.2% in the third quarter of 2009. Private consumption increased by 1.5% while private sector capital spending generally remained weak.

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2009 Q2

The Malaysian economy contracted by 3.9% in the second quarter of 2009 due to decline in external demand and weak private investment activity. Private consumption grew by 0.5%.

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2009 Q1

The Malaysian economy contracted by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2009 due to significant deterioration in external demand and the decline in domestic demand. Private consumption declined by 0.7% due to weak sentiments and higher retrenchments, especially in the manufacturing sector.

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