Quarterly Federal Government Operating Expenditure by Object

Data as of 1Q 2024

Breakdown of quarterly Federal Government operating expenditure into key categories.

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Expenditure (RM mil)

How is this data produced?

This data is produced by the Accountant-General's Department in compliance with the Malaysian Public Sector Accounting Standards and the IMF's Dissemination Standards. Within this dataset, operating expenditure includes grants and transfers (including refunds and write-offs) to state governments, public agencies and public enterprises.

What caveats I should bear in mind when using this data?

Numbers may not add up due to rounding during derivation. Furthermore, data for 2023 are preliminary and are subject to revision in future releases.

Publication(s) using this data


Dataset description

Breakdown of quarterly Federal Government operating expenditure into key categories.

Variable definitions
  • Date
  • Object
  • Expenditure (RM mil)
Last updated:

31 May 2024, 15:00

Next update:

30 Aug 2024, 15:00

Data source(s)
  • JANM

This data is made open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). A copy of the license is available Here.


Full Dataset (CSV)

Full Dataset (CSV)

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Full Dataset (Parquet)

Full Dataset (Parquet)

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Connect directly to the data with Python.

# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet import pandas as pd URL_DATA = 'https://storage.data.gov.my/publicadmin/federal_finance_qtr_oe.parquet' df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA) if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date']) print(df)

Sample OpenAPI query

The following code is an example of how to make an API query to retrieve the data catalogue mentioned above. You can use different programming languages by switching the code accordingly. For a complete guide on possible query parameters and syntax, please refer to the official Open API Documentation.

import requests import pprint url = "https://api.data.gov.my/data-catalogue?id=federal_finance_qtr_oe&limit=3" response_json = requests.get(url=url).json() pprint.pprint(response_json)