32.3 million (2018)

Official language

Bahasa Melayu (Malay)


Malaysian ringgit (RM)

Official statistics office
Department of Statistics Malaysia

Translation programmes
Kuala Lumpur Trade & Copyright Centre provide financial assistance to foreign publishers and Malaysian and foreign translators to raise the profile of Malaysian authors

VAT on books
0% for books and 6% for ebooks

Fixed book price system

Annual book fairs
Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair held over 10 days in March/April
BookFest Malaysia held over 11 days in June

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: info@britishcouncil.org.my
Tel: +60 3 2723 7900

Department for International Trade
Email: Trade.KualaLumpur@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +60 (3) 2170 2200