Health and Petroleum Industries Received the Highest FDI in 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in Malaysia expanded to RM31.7 billion in 2019 as compared to RM30.7 billion in the previous year, an increase of 3.1 per cent due to higher injection of equity from Japan precisely in health activity. In terms of position, FDI surged to RM691.6 billion as at end of December 2019 (2018: RM639.7 billion). Meanwhile, investment income decreased to RM58.7 billion from RM60.2 billion in 2018.
FDI flows was mainly channeled to Services sector, particularly in health, real estate and financial activities. Manufacturing sector was the second highest, mainly in the form of debt instruments and equity in refined petroleum and electric & electronic products; followed by Mining & quarrying sector. Major contributors by country for FDI flows in 2019 were Japan, Hong Kong and Netherlands.
As at end of 2019, the accumulated FDI in Malaysia increased to RM691.6 billion (2018: RM639.7 billion), supported by Services and Manufacturing sectors. Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan were the top countries for FDI position.
Meanwhile, investment income decreased to RMM58.7 billion from RM60.2 billion in previous year, due to lower income received by foreign companies. Manufacturing (RM28.1 billion) and Services (RM23.9 billion) were the main sectors for FDI income.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 June 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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