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Malaysia

While Malaysia has a low population relative to many of its Asian neighbours but it is technologically developed, as highlighted by its 150% mobile phone penetration rate. This leads to some impressive ecommerce credentials.

Malaysia has a low population relative to many of its Asian neighbours but it is technologically developed, as highlighted by its 150% mobile phone penetration rate. This leads to some impressive ecommerce credentials.

Of the 30 million population, nearly 70% are online with around half the population shopping online. This makes for a considerable ecommerce market but importantly it shows signs of further growth with an expected 23.3% rate.

The numbers

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Internet Users
21,090,777
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Total Population
30,751,602
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Share of Malaysia Population
68.6 %
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Share of World Internet Users
0.6%
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Online Shopping Volume
$1,121M
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Expected Annual Growth Rate
23.3%
Source: internetlivestats.com and statista.com

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On The Phone

80% of Malaysian online shoppers shop on their smartphones 

Preferred Method

54% of online shoppers in Malaysia prefer to pay using online transfer

Have Internet, Will Travel

More than 6 in 10 Malaysian consumers plan to go online to purchase flight tickets (67% and third highest globally) and make hotel and tour reservations (62% and second highest globally)

Big Players

30% of ecommerce transactions in South-east Asia are from Malaysia