Moving beyond manufacturing

By Carolyn Ch’ng Sue Ern

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The top 10 imported commodities in Malaysia make up as much as 74.61% of the nation's total imports. Most of these have been in the manufacturing sector since 2000. Penang, being tie country's major manufacturing hub, is highly dependent on such imports. Although more recent data are lacking, this aspect of our economy is a cause for concern.AS A MAJOR manufacturing country, Malaysia is necessarily a huge market for many imported commodities. It is important to clearly identify the more...

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Carolyn Ch’ng Sue Ern

is interning at SERI. She is double-majoring in Economics and Financial Mathematics in the us.