Territory Information

Territory Profile - Malaysia
Overview Economic Indicators ( June 2019 )
Malaysia Flag Language Malay, English Inflation1.40%
Population 32.5 Million GDP Growth Rate1.00%
Currency Malaysian Ringgit RM Interest Rate3.00%
Measures Metric Unemployment3.3%
Base VAT 6% Consumer Confidence83
Useful Information
Malaysia-Google-Map Average Age 28.5  
Main Religion Muslim (Buddhism, Christianity)  
Tourist Numbers 25.8 million Singapore, Indonesia, China
Largest Cities Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown  
Main Airports Kuala Lumpur International  
Press Market Overview
Market Indicators   Top 10 Selling Categories Top 10 selling Magazines (copies)
Number of Local Magazine Titles 200   Nuyou
Average Color Price ( Magazine ) MYR 7.30   Female
Number of local newspaper titles 16   BBC TopGear
Value of Domestic Market 2 Million Copies   Cosmopolitan
VAT % on Printed Press     Jelita
VAT % on Digital Press     EH!
Newsstand/Subscription Split     Her World
Number of imported titles available 800   Malaysian Women's Weekly
      Harper's Bazaar
      Marie Claire
Imports by country
Country of Origin % of Imported Sales
UK 90.0%
USA 6.0%
Australia 4.0%
Retail Landscape
Retail Type By Market Share Market Share % Key Retailers Promotions
Bookstores 30.0%   Ratecard link
Convenience Stores 14.0%   Ratecard link
Wholesalers 16.0%   Ratecard link
Newsstands 30.0%    
Airport 6.0%    
Supermarket 4.0%    
Retail Display Examples
The Community
Distripress Members in the territory
Link to Member database
Local Trade Bodies