Malaysian economy : analysis of performance in 1990 and issues beyond / Annie Wong Muk Ngiik

Muk Ngiik, Annie Wong (1991) Malaysian economy : analysis of performance in 1990 and issues beyond / Annie Wong Muk Ngiik. Jurnal Akademik, 3 (3): 2. pp. 6-15. ISSN 0128-2635


The Malaysian economy enjoyed a buoyant economic growth in 1990 despite signs of the onslaught of economic recession in the industrial nations. Real Gross Domestic Product grew at a high rate of 10%. This is the highest growth rate ever achieved by the country since 1976. when the growth rate was then 11.6 per cent. This remarkable performance of the economy was chiefly attributed to the strong domestic demand which contributed
13.6 per cent to the overall real GDP growth. The private sector played an important role in this surge in domestic demand. Private investment rose by about 31% in 1990, out of which a significant portion was direct foreign investment amounting to $13,317.1 million, representing an increase of about 60%. However, growth in merchandise export slowed down in in 1990 amidst falling economic growth in the industrialized nations.


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Muk Ngiik, Annie Wong
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Economics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Demographic surveys > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Income. Income distribution. National income. Including gross national product, gross domestic product, and gross state product
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Industrial productivity
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Akademik
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Jurnal Akademik UiTM Sarawak
ISSN: 0128-2635
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 6-15
Keywords: Malaysia, Economy, Performance, Economic growth, Industrial
Date: September 1991
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