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MALAYSIA - KEY INFORMATION
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  Population:
  24,821,286 (July 2007   est.)
  GDP (purchasing power   parity):
  $313.8 billion (2006 est.)
  GDP - real growth rate:
  5.9%
  GDP - per capita (PPP):
  $12,900
  Inflation rate (consumer   prices):
  3.8% (2006 est.)
  Exports:
  $158.7 billion f.o.b. (2006   est.)
  Exports - commodities:
  electronic equipment,   petroleum and liquefied   natural gas, wood and   wood products, palm oil,   rubber, textiles, chemicals

  Imports:
  $127.3 billion f.o.b. (2006   est.)

  Imports - commodities:
  electronics, machinery,   petroleum products,   plastics, vehicles, iron and   steel products, chemicals
Malaysia is located in lower Southeast Asia between Thailand on the North and Singapore and Indonesia to the South.  Area of border countries are Brunei (381 km), Indonesia (1,782 km), Thailand (506 km).

Total Area: 329,847 km² (127,355 sq mi)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Government: Federal constitutional monarchy
Official languages: Malay

  Ethnic Groups:
  Malay 50.4%
  Chinese 23.7%
  indigenous 11%
  Indian 7.1%
  others 7.8%
  Labor Force by Occupation:
  GDP Growth (%)
    Year  
    2002 4.4
    2003 5.5
    2004 7.2
    2005 5.2
    2006 5.9
 
    Year Export growth (%) Import growth (%)
    2002 7.2 8.3
    2003 11.0 4.8
    2004 20.9 25.5
    2005 12.0 9.6
    2006 16.9 24.5
    Sources: Bank Negara Malaysia
  Exports - partners:
  Imports - partners:
 
  GDP growth by sector (%) 2006 est.
  agriculture: 8.3%
  industry: 48.1%
  services: 43.6%
 




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