Franchise opportunities in Malaysia

Attractiveness of Malaysia for the development of franchise business

Malaysia situated in Southeastern Asia has about 32,135 million population. The biggest cities such as Kuala Lumpur (more than 1.5 million ppl), Klang (631,000), Johor Bahru (630,000), and Ipoh (574,000) make up a huge consumer market and provide successful business opportunities for franchising. Malaysia's Annual Household Income per capita was not so high, $4,571.17 in 2016, however, the amount of sales in the country has recently grown at 9.22 % in March 2018.

There are more than 851 franchise businesses both international and home-based in the country and the industry has shown a consistent growth of 15% a year for the last 10 years. The Malaysian government is really franchise-friendly and even set up an agency responsible for expanding international franchises into the country as well as for establishing, supporting and encouraging local franchise brands.

More than 40% of all franchise market is foreign-owned businesses, the majority of them are US franchises. The most popular franchise sectors in Malaysia are Food and Beverage (takes up 40% of the market share), Services, Education and Childcare, Clothing and Accessories, Beauty and Healthcare (approx. 10% of the market share each).

There is some useful fact about food and beverage related franchise business. If an entrepreneur chooses to sell to Muslim consumers they should know Halal requirements. They include standard prescribes on the preparation, handling, serving and selling of food in Malaysia.

There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Malaysia presented for review, the choice is yours.

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Indicators of Malaysian Business Market

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur

  • Currency: Ringgit (RM, MYR)

  • Education Index (2015): 0,7

  • Official languages: Malay

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $30,858

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 6,62

  • Population: 32 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $1,002 trillion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 24

  • Gini: 46,3

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0,802

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List of franchises for sale available in Malaysia

Tapout Fitness franchise
Tapout Fitness - martial arts franchise Investment from $130,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
TUCANO COFFEE franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - coffee shop franchise Investment from $84,600
BB-Center franchise
BB-Center - Bitcoin & Blockchain Center Franchise Investment from $25,000
FIDEL franchise
FIDEL - barbershop franchise Investment from $15,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
Jour franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise Investment from $336,942
MINIBOSS franchise
MINIBOSS - business school franchise Investment from $2,820
AiKO franchise
AiKO - rattan furniture manufacturing franchise Investment from $132,550
Algorithmica franchise
Algorithmica - kids programming school franchise Investment from $6,700
ARENA SPACE franchise
ARENA SPACE - virtual reality amusement park franchise Investment from $26,800
Bivan franchise
Bivan - inflatable sofas franchise Investment from $2,850
Krispy Kreme franchise
Krispy Kreme - doughnuts and coffee store franchise Investment from $275,000
Shokoladnitsa franchise
Shokoladnitsa - coffee houses franchise Investment from $50,000
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - family entertainment centers franchise Investment from $629,674
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