Business Conditions Index




GROWING SLOWER, BUT POSITIVE

  • BCI falls 1.6 points to settle at 101.5 points
  • Current Index (CI) registered gains
  • Expected Index (EI) fell
  • Sales picking up
  • Local orders rebound, Export orders inactiv

Consumer Sentiments Index




SENTIMENTS IMPROVE

  • CSI up 5.5 points but remains below optimism threshold
  • Current incomes in better shape
  • Employment and financial outlook improve
  • Inflationary jitters easing
  • Cautious and pragmatic shopping plans ahead

Malaysian Economic Outlook

The Malaysian economy performed exceptionally good last year driven by a resilient domestic demand due to the improvements in both investment and consumption and reinforced by a sturdy global demand. The first three quarters displayed a better-then-expected performance with the real GDP growing by 5.6% in the first quarter and accelerating to 5.8% and 6.2% in the second quarter and third quarter, respectively. The fourth quarter data did not show any signs of slowing down either, with sustained manufacturing activities as shown by a growing Industrial Production Index (IPI) supported by a double-digit growth in exports. All in all, the Malaysian economy is estimated to grow at 5.6% in 2017, a 0.8 percentage point upward revision from MIER earlier of the year forecast.



Newspaper Articles

Articles are in pdf format and are available for download.

Bioekonomi Penjana Pertumbuhan Ekonomi
23 January 2018 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Peningkatan Nilai Ringgit
16 January 2018 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Kepentingan Reformasi Struktur untuk Keberterusan Pertumbuhan Ekonomi
19 December 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Senario Pertumbuhan Ekonomi 2017-2018
28 November 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Ulasan Bajet 2018
7 November 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Menangani Isu Peningkatan Kos Sara Hidup Melalui Bajet 2018
17 October 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Bajet Sebagai Alat Dasar
10 October 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Trend Kadar Pertukaran Asing Ringgit Semenjak 2015
3 October 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Pembangunan Ekonomi Seimbang
19 September 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian
Pembangunan Institusi Sebagai Faktor Pengeluaran
15 August 2017 - Dr Zulkipy Omar
Berita Harian

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MIER Presentations

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Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Fourth Quarter 2017 : 23 January 2018

Press Conference on Quarterly Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Fourth Quarter 2017
Emeritus Prof Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid

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The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) undertakes independent and high quality problem-oriented research on economic, financial and business issues facing the country and provides advice on macroeconomic management, development and future economic perspectives.... Read more

17 April Twenty-Third Corporate Economic Briefing
19 July Thirty-Third National Economic Briefing
16 October Press Conference on Quarterly Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Third Quarter 2018
MIER, JKR 505 Jalan Bukit Petaling, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
27-28 November National Economic Outlook Conference 2019-2020
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