In the first quarter of 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, Malaysia’s economy continued its momentum by registering a growth of 5.4 per cent (Q4 2017: 5.9%). On a seasonally adjusted quarter- on-quarter, the GDP for first quarter of 2018 grew 1.4 per cent.
All sectors posted a positive growth with a turnaround in mining and quarrying sector. Service and manufacturing sectors remained as the anchor to the expansion in the first quarter of 2018. On the expenditure side, private final consumption expenditure and net exports were the key driver.
During the period, Malaysia’s GDP growth rate of 5.4 per cent as compared to 5.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 with recorded a value of RM295.3 billion at constant prices and RM343.2 billion at current prices. Refer table 2.