Malaysian SMEs remained resilient and continued to expand at a relatively strong pace of 6.8% in 2011 despite the challenging external environment. In line with the official GDP projection of 4.5 - 5.0% in 2012, SMEs are expected to record a steady growth pace of 6.5 - 7.0%, mainly driven by the services sector and domestic demand. This year’s Annual Report also includes special highlights on the latest profile of SMEs based on the Economic Census 2011 released in September 2012. According to the Census, SMEs now represent 97.3% (645,136 establishments) of the total establishments of 662,939 in the country. Further details can be obtained from the Report.
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