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Malaysia able to achieve RM2t GDP by 2022, Statistics Dept says

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said Malaysia was on the right track to achieve the target based on the country’s strong economic position. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said Malaysia was on the right track to achieve the target based on the country’s strong economic position. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 — Malaysia is capable of achieving gross domestic product (GDP) of RM2 trillion by 2022 if it were to maintain its annual growth rate at between five and six per cent, said the Department of Statistics.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said Malaysia was on the right track to achieve the target based on the country’s strong economic position.

“With the ongoing efforts, we hope to achieve RM2 trillion GDP by 2022,” he told reporters after giving a briefing on the country’s economic statistics for the fourth quarter of 2017, as well as the year 2017, here today.

Mohd Uzir said Malaysia’s GDP rose to RM1.35 trillion in 2017 from RM1.23 trillion in 2016. — Bernama

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