PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Malaysia
Summary Four major states (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Johor) contributed 57.7% to the country’s GDP and comprised 45.7% of the Malaysia’s population in 2017. In 2017, the state of Pulau Pinang attracted 39.6% of the total approved investments (manufacturing) in Malaysia.
According GlobalData estimates, mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 34.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (18.2%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (10.9%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 6.6%, 9.2% and 7.1%, respectively in 2019.
Overall, the KLCI (the index comprises the largest 30 companies by full market capitalization on Bursa Malaysia’s Main Board) index exhibited downward trend over the last one year. As of January 3, 2019, FBMKLCI index stood at 1,675.8, compared to 1,792.8 on January 3, 2018.
Scope - As per World Bank’s logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Malaysia deteriorated over the last two years with decline in rank from 32nd in 2016 to 41st in 2018 out of 160 countries.
Reasons to buy - Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure. - PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations - Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business. - This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.
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