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1998 1999 (p) 2000 (f)
POPULATION Million Million Million
  22.2 22.7 23.3
NATIONAL PRODUCT RM billion RM billion RM billion
Nominal GNP 269.1 280.3 299.9
Real GNP 172.9 180.3 190.1
DOMESTIC PRODUCT RM Growth
billion %
RM Growth
billion %
RM Growth
billion %
(in 1987 prices) 182.3 -7.5 192.2 5.4 203.4 5.8
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishery 17.2 -4.5 17.8 3.9 - 2.0
Manufacturing 50.9 -13.7 57.7 13.5 - 10.0
Mining & Quarrying 14.7 1.8 14.1 -4.0 - 2.1
Construction 7.3 -23.0 6.9 -5.6 - 5.0
Services 101.3 -0.8 104.3 2.9 - 5.4
  RM billion RM billion RM billion
BALANCE OF PAYMENT 69.3 83.5 83.4
Merchandise balance 281.9 315.7 350.3
Exports (f.o.b.) 212.9 232.2 266.9
Imports (f.o.b.) -22.3 -28.9 -32.9
Services balance (-8.3) (-10.3) (-11.0)
(as % of GNP) -9.9 -7.2 -7.9
Tranfers, net 36.8 47.4 42.6
Current account balance (13.7) (16.9) (14.2)
(as % of GNP) 99.4 117.2 -
Bank Negara Malaysia reserves, net
(as months of retained imports)
(5.7) (5.9) -
  Prices
(% change)
Prices
(% change)
Prices
(% change)
Consumer Price Index (1994=100) 5.3 2.8 3.2
Producer Price Index (1989=100) 10.7 -3.3 1.0
LABOUR Million Million Million
Labour Force 8.9 9.0 9.2
Employment Unemployment
(as % of labour force)
8.6 8.7 8.9
Per capita Income
(RM at current prices)
3.2 3.0 2.9
  12,134 12,369 12,724
Gross National Savings
(as % of GNP)
41.9 40.8 38.4

Notes:
RM = Ringgit Malaysia
(p) = Preliminary
(f) = Forecast

Source:
Bank Negara Malaysia Annual Report 1999

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