Employment by economic sector in Malaysia 2019
Employment sector and productivity
Comparing the share of employment to gross domestic product (GDP) in each sector, one can see that the industrial sector is most productive per worker in terms of output. This suggests that Malaysia should continue to invest in its industry and focus on increasing its trade surplus, for example.
Malaysia is part of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. While this bloc has a varied level of development as shown by GDP per capita, the overall level of economic growth in the region has been impressive in the past few decades. The increase in the number of internet users furthers Malaysia’s connection to both the regional and global economy. This suggests that the composition of Malaysia’s economy will continue to evolve in the coming years.