Fact & Figures
- Iskandar Malaysia covers a land size of 2,217 sq. km.
- 3 times the size of Singapore.
- 48 times the size of Putrajaya.
GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
- Total Iskandar Malaysia GDP is about USD 20 billion in 2005, 60% of Johor's total GDP of USD 33.4 billion.
- Current per capita GDP for Iskandar Malaysia is about USD 14,790 which is higher than the Johor per capita GDP of USD 10,757 but half of Singapore's (about USD 30,000).
- Services and Manufacturing sectors are the two main pillars of Iskandar Malaysia's economy, but Services dominate by contributing about USD 10 billion in Iskandar Malaysia.
- Within the Services sector, Wholesale and Retail trade contributes 42.2%, Tourism and Hospitality (16.8%), Professional and Business (14.6%), Transport and Related (12.7%), Medical and Educational (6.7%), Financial (6.6%).
Population by 2025
- Iskandar Malaysia is estimated to have 1.35 million people or 43% of Johor's population of 3.17 million. Some 66% of the population is of working age.
- Malays comprise 48.2%; Chinese 35.8%; Indians 9.4% & foreigners 6.6%. One third of the population is estimated at below 15 years old.
- GDP/Capita in Purchasing Power Parity - USD9,265 in 2005, 30-year GDP growth between 7% and 8%.
- South Johor accounts for 60% of State's GDP with services sector largest source of growth.
- Access to a large, educated workforce that is skilled and proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and other international languages.
- A mixture of green-fields and brown-fields, less expensive than Singapore & Hong Kong.
- State of the art telecommunications with efficient & transparent public institutional framework.
- Dynamic, knowledge-based clusters including information technology, biotechnology, tourism - education & healthcare, Islamic finance, manufacturing and electrical and electronic industry.
- World-class land, sea & air cargo facilities that allow good supply and distribution of raw materials.
- Ultra modern airport in Senai, handling 1.25 million visitors and over 7,500 tonnes of cargo in 2005.
- Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Pasir Gudang- established world-class transshipment ports of Malaysia.
- Excellent international tourist destinations and sports facilities, including shopping and healthcare & wellness.
- Low inflation rate (less than 3.5%) & unemployment rate of 3-4 %.