Malaysia: In-depth PESTLE Insights

This PESTLE country analysis report on Malaysia provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


– Understand the political system in Malaysia through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

– Understand the economic situation in Malaysia through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

– Understand customer demographics in Malaysia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

– Understand the technological landscape in Malaysia through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.

– Understand the legal landscape in Malaysia through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators

– Understand the environmental landscape in Malaysia through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Malaysia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

– The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Malaysia 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

– The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

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- What is the outlook in Malaysia in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Malaysia perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Malaysia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Malaysia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.1. Catalyst

1.2. Summary

1.2.1. Key findings

1.2.2. PESTLE highlights

1.2.3. Key fundamentals


2.1. Key facts

2.2. Geographical location


3.1. Summary

3.2. Political analysis

3.2.1. Overview

3.2.2. Current strengths

3.2.3. Current challenges

3.2.4. Future prospects

3.2.5. Future risks

3.3. Economic analysis

3.3.1. Overview

3.3.2. Current strengths

3.3.3. Current challenges

3.3.4. Future prospects

3.3.5. Future risks

3.4. Social analysis

3.4.1. Overview

3.4.2. Current strengths

3.4.3. Current challenges

3.4.4. Future prospects

3.4.5. Future risks

3.5. Technological analysis

3.5.1. Overview

3.5.2. Current strengths

3.5.3. Current challenges

3.5.4. Future prospects

3.5.5. Future risks

3.6. Legal analysis

3.6.1. Overview

3.6.2. Current strengths

3.6.3. Current challenges

3.6.4. Future prospects

3.6.5. Future risks

3.7. Environmental analysis

3.7.1. Overview

3.7.2. Current strengths

3.7.3. Current challenges

3.7.4. Future prospects

3.7.5. Future risks


4.1. Summary

4.2. Evolution

4.3. Structure and policies

4.3.1. Key political figures

4.3.2. Structure of government

4.3.3. Federal government

4.3.4. State government

4.3.5. Key political parties and alliances

4.3.6. Composition of government

4.3.7. Key policies

4.4. Performance

4.4.1. Governance indicators

4.5. Outlook


5.1. Summary

5.2. Evolution

5.3. Structure and policies

5.3.1. Financial authorities and regulators

5.3.2. Stock market

5.3.3. Key policies

5.4. Performance

5.4.1. GDP and growth rate

5.4.2. GDP composition by sector

5.4.3. Fiscal situation

5.4.4. Exports and imports

5.4.5. Current account position

5.4.6. External debt

5.4.7. International investment position

5.4.8. Monetary situation

5.4.9. Employment

5.5. Outlook


6.1. Summary

6.2. Evolution

6.3. Structure and policies

6.3.1. Composition by age and gender

6.3.2. Religious composition

6.3.3. Education

6.3.4. Healthcare

6.3.5. Social welfare

6.4. Performance

6.4.1. Healthcare

6.4.2. Income distribution

6.4.3. Education

6.5. Outlook


7.1. Summary

7.2. Evolution

7.3. Structure and policies

7.3.1. Intellectual property

7.4. Performance

7.4.1. Telecommunications

7.5. Outlook


8.1. Summary

8.2. Evolution

8.3. Structure and policies

8.3.1. Judicial system

8.3.2. Taxation

8.4. Performance

8.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system

8.5. Outlook


9.1. Summary

9.2. Evolution

9.3. Structure and policies

9.3.1. Environmental regulations

9.3.2. Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts

9.4. Performance

9.4.1. Environmental impact

9.5. Outlook


10.1. ISO codes of selected countries

10.2. Ask the analyst

10.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Malaysia – Key Fundamentals, 2016-2023f

Table 2: Malaysia – Key Facts, 2019

Table 3: Analysis of Malaysia's Political Landscape

Table 4: Analysis of Malaysia's Economic Landscape

Table 5: Analysis of Malaysia's Social Landscape

Table 6: Analysis of Malaysia's Technological Landscape

Table 7: Analysis of Malaysia's Legal Landscape

Table 8: Analysis of Malaysia's Environmental Landscape

Table 9: Mid-Year Population by Age (as a Percentage of the Total Population), 2018e

Table 10: Patents Granted by the USPTO, 20132018

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Malaysia

Figure 2: Tourism Receipts and Growth Rate (MYR Billion/%), 20102020f

Figure 3: Human Development Index Trends, 19902017

Figure 4: Total Youth Unemployment (Percentage of Total Labor Force Aged 15-24), 20112018

Figure 5: Patents Granted per Million Population, 2018

Figure 6: Malaysia Key Political Events

Figure 7: Malaysia Key Political Figures

Figure 8: Composition of the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat), 2018

Figure 9: Historical GDP Growth of Malaysia (%), 20072018

Figure 10: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Malaysia (US$ Billion/%), 20132023f

Figure 11: GDP Composition by Sector, 2018

Figure 12: Agricultural Output of Malaysia (MYR Billion/%), 20132018

Figure 13: Industrial Output of Malaysia (MYR Billion/%), 20132018

Figure 14: Services Output of Malaysia (MYR Billion/%), 20132018

Figure 15: External Trade of Malaysia (US$ Billion), 20142018

Figure 16: Consumer Price Index and CPI-based Inflation in Malaysia, 20132023f

Figure 17: Unemployment in Malaysia (Millions/%), 20132023f

Figure 18: Major Religions in Malaysia, 2010 Estimate/Census

Figure 19: Total Expenditure on Healthcare in Malaysia (US$ Billion/%), 20082017

Figure 20: Total Expenditure on Education in Malaysia (US$ Billion/%), 20072016

Figure 21: Internet Users and Penetration (Millions/%), 20132018e

Figure 22: Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Tonnes/%), 20102017


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