Malaysia: Poverty ratio

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Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 6.20
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2015 - 2021
 Average 6.95
 Min - Max 5.60 - 8.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 2015 to 2021. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 6.95 percent with a minimum of 5.6 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 8.4 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 6.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 53 countries is 20.71 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.

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