2019 GDP at 4.3%, lowest since 2009

MALAYSIA’S economy expanded by 3.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019, dragging the full-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 4.3%, the lowest since the 2009 financial crisis amid supply disruptions in the commodity sector.

“GDP growth for 2019 would have been higher at 4.7% without the supply disruptions in the commodity sector,” said Bank Negara governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.