Expatriation and Immigration in Malaysia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Kuala Lumpur


Total Population: 27,467,837
Annual Growth Rate: 1.7%
Density: 82 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 67.6%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Kuala Lumpur (1,300,000); Kelang (630,000); Johor Bahru (630,000); Ipoh (570,000); Petaling Jaya (440,000).
Ethnic Origins: Malays 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Natives 11%, Indians 7.1%, Others 7.8% (2004 estimate).
Official Language: Malay
Other Languages Spoken: The Chinese speak Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien. Most Indians speak Tamil. English is an inter-ethnic link, especially in the middle classes. The Dayaks use many dialects.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims 52.7%, Buddhists 16.7%, Christians 6.8%, Hindus 6.7%, Others 17.1%.
Literacy Rate: 88.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kuala Lumpur

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Country Overview

Area: 329,740 km²
Type of State:  Federal state with constitutional elective monarchy. 13 states which enjoy a fair amount of federal decentralization.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
A country specialized in the export of electronic goods and components.
HDI*: 0.744/1
HDI (World Rank): 57/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Malaysia, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Malaysia, Dial +60
Internet Suffix: .my
Computers: 23.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 15.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 62.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 131,152 146,982 156,896 123,832 164,733
Exports of Goods (million USD) 160,676 176,211 199,516 157,433 198,801
Imports of Services (million USD) 23,421 28,475 30,060 27,257 32,040
Exports of Services (million USD) 21,572 29,375 30,283 28,727 32,478

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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