BMI View: Underpinning our positive annual growth forecasts across the freight modes in Malaysia over
our medium-term forecast period will be the relatively advantageous agreement that the country managed
to obtain with regard to the recently signed Trans Pacific Part ..."
BMI View: We forecast an 8.8% contraction in Malaysian vehicle sales in 2016 as weak consumer and
business confidence coupled with a moderation in growth in the construction industry drags on demand for
both passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
Key Views ..."
BMI View: A struggling economy, coupled with waning consumer sentiment and business confidence, will
lead to a 3% contraction in vehicle sales in 2016.
? Vehicle sales will contract 3% in 2016.
? Waning consumer sentiment and business confidence ..."
BMI View: We expect healthy growth across the freight modes in Malaysia in 2016, with rail freight
pencilled in to register the strongest y-o-y gains. As a regional transhipment hub, Malaysia's freight modes
benefit from strong trade links with its neighbours and this ..."
BMI View: We maintain our view that a sluggish economy, tight lending conditions, and a weak currency
will continue to harm business and consumer confidence, leading to contraction in vehicle sales in 2016.
? Vehicle sales will contract 2.6% in 2016. ..."
BMI View: The healthy growth witnessed in 2015 across the Malaysian freight modes and the shipping
industry is set to continue in 2016 and throughout our forecast period to 2020. Trade in the country is
shaped by its role as a regional transhipment hub with all freigh ..."
BMI View: We expect strong growth for trade in Malaysia over the coming years, boosting freight volumes
for all modes. Rail will experience the biggest increase, catering for construction material transfers while
road freight will dominate in terms of tonnage with ind ..."
BMI View: The 2016 growth picture at Malaysia's ports is slightly mixed, with tonnage and box gains
differing between the facilities. The Port of Kuantan is set to be the outperformer once more in terms of
tonnage growth (just under 10%) as the port is smaller than ot ..."
New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell 1.8% to 57,437 units in June, compared with 58,561 units a year earlier,
according to the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA). Cumulative H1 sales were 3.3% lower at
322,184 units, compared with 333,156 in the same period last yea ..."
BMI View: Road freight will continue to be the dominant freight mode in Malaysia, with rail trade seeing
the most significant growth over the medium term. Air freight will see little growth going forwards as it is
already well established and developed. Overall the se ..."