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International Rankings of Malaysia - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Malaysia, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Malaysia, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 44 10 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 45 3.359 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 5 97 % 2021
Internet users - total 32 32.980 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 34 25 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 21 8.453 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 23 141 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 37 47.202 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 43 1.8 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 53 21.5 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 47 85.851 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 42 77.736 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 59 3 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 25 14.143 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 38 224.596 billion US Dollars 2019
Exports 34 256.659 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 39 364.631 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 25 71.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 104 12.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 130 55.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 145 64.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 45 25.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 53 0.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 85 8.8 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 35 37.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 131 53.6 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 39 41.1 % 2015
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 36 34.7 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2009
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 33 1.8 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 33 230.188 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 76 5.65 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 120 2.48 % 2021
Labor force 41 16.740 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 147 5.6 % 2018
Public debt 75 62.03 % of GDP 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 32 884.106 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 129 3.09 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 74 26300 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 135 0.42 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 26 116.916 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 174 10.89 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 151 4.61 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 116 17.8111 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 94 14.2 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 88 15.6 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 18 81.726 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 28 78.104 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 27 94.934 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 20 35.268 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 53 17000 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 8 37.295 million metric tons 2020
Coal - production 41 2.977 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 53 226.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 24 150.062 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 68 669.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 115 19.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 33 34.959 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 29 12.124 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 48 1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 45 87.5 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 94 10.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 62 0.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 44 123.755 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 24 39.587 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 10 34.198 billion cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - imports 41 4.008 billion cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - production 12 74.985 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 24 1.189 trillion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 25 303600 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 33 182300 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 26 3.600 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 27 718600 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 28 593800 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 33 208400 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 26 304600 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 34 528300 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 20 248.29 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 32 51.51 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 73 21.52 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 135 23.2 2018
Land use - arable land 136 2.9 2018
Land use - forest 25 62 2018
Land use - permanent crops 12 19.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 155 0.9 2018
Revenue from coal 31 0.02 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 40 1.57 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 21 580.000 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 66 2.510 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 40 1.640 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 42 1.340 billion cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 72 1.87 2025
Urbanization - urban population 49 78.7 2023
Geography
Area - land 67 328657 sq km 0
Area - total 70 329847 sq km 0
Area - water 117 119068 sq km 0
Coastline 32 4675 km 2607
Elevation - highest point 38 4095 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 85 419 meters 0
Irrigated land 58 4420 sq km 2020
Land boundaries - total 71 2742 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 135 23.2 2018
Land use - arable land 136 2.9 2018
Land use - forest 25 62 2018
Land use - permanent crops 12 19.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 155 0.9 2018
Military
Military expenditures 37 1.1 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 123 0.48 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 62 0.01 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 125 0.11 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 144 0.64 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 92 0.04 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 98 14.4 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 28 14.1 % 2019
Contraceptive prevalence rate 67 52.2 % 2014
Current health expenditure 75 4.1 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 65 59.3 % 2023
Death rate 71 5.7 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 103 10.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 72 9.6 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 154 43.3 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 110 32.9 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 7 99.4 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 68 9.3 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 80 2.5 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 58 0.6 % of population 0
Education expenditures 47 3.9 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 86 0.84 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 162 6.1165 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 139 6.9 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 136 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 139 78.1103 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 58 74.8 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 65 76.4 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 44 93.6 % 2019
Literacy - male 28 96.2 % 0
Literacy - total population 39 95 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 101 21 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 140 31.5119 years 0
Median age - male 82 31.3 years 0
Median age - total 81 31.4 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 45 1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 91 15.6 % 2016
Physicians density 91 1.54 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 42 34.220 million 2023
Population growth rate 78 1.01 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 10 99 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 120 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 122 N/A % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 93 0.1 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 10 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 17 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 19 0.94 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 7 1.07 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 14 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 112 1.74 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 72 1.87 2025
Urbanization - urban population 49 78.7 2023
Transportation
Airports 53 102 2024
Heliports 48 24 2024
Merchant marine - total 17 1750 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 24 1.404 billion 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 20 60.482 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 22 270 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 15 13 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 24 1792 2014
Railways - total 52 1851 km 2014
Roadways - paved 17 116169 km 2010
Roadways - total 25 144403 km 2010
Waterways 22 7200 km 2011

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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