Trade Smart in A Growing Market

In the heart of East Malaysia, Sabah emerges as a beacon of promise for global trade ventures. Its strategic location not only grants access to the burgeoning markets of the BIMP-EAGA region and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle but also positions it along vital shipping routes connecting affluent markets in East Asia. To support trade, private Sabah-registered companies will have access to grants and incentives under MARTRADE when participating in trade events or exhibitions.

Tropical Climate

4% Expected Growth Rate

Sabah’s Finance Ministry expects an overall economic growth rate of 4% with strong domestic consumption, increased investments and ongoing recovery of key sectors. (New Straits Times, 2024)

Tropical Climate

Regional Trading Partners

Sabah’s major trading partners include Peninsular Malaysia, China, Australia, India, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brunei.

Tropical Climate

Access to 23.88 Million People

Trading in Sabah opens access to the markets around Borneo, spanning Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei.

Discover Sabah’s Offerings

Perfect for Eco-Tourism

Agricultural Products & Derivatives

Get a taste of Sabah’s bountiful agricultural produce and derived snacks/beverages including;

  • Tropical Fruits like durian, rambutan, mangosteen, and pineapple
  • Cocoa Beans & derived products including cocoa spread, cereal, cocoa sticks, truffles and chocolates
  • Coffee Beans & derived products including coffee liquor
  • Sabah Organic Tea
  • Spices
  • Li Hing (rice wine)
  • AsamBoi (locally-grown organic calamansi lime, sour plum)
  • Sabah 100% Raw Green Honey
  • Peanut Snacks
Perfect for Eco-Tourism

Palm Oil & Derivatives

Renowned as a powerhouse in the palm oil industry, Sabah stands tall as a major producer in this vital sector. Palm oil finds its way into diverse industries spanning food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels, fueling economies worldwide.

Beyond palm oil itself, derivatives like oleochemicals and biodiesel, offer lucrative opportunities for global commerce. With its robust production capabilities and strategic positioning, Sabah emerges as a pivotal player in the global palm oil trade, catalysing economic growth and driving innovation across multiple sectors.

Perfect for Eco-Tourism

Handicrafts & Traditional Arts

Share Sabah’s rich cultural heritage with the world through the trade of artisanal treasures including;

  • Woven Baskets
  • Batik Textiles
  • Wood Carvings
  • Beaded Crafts
  • Timber Furniture
  • Brass Jewellery using traditional techniques

Expand Your Reach With Sabah’s Unique Offerings.


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