Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia recorded a value of RM32.6 billion
In 2018, FDI in Malaysia recorded RM32.6 billion as against RM40.4 billion in the previous year. The FDI flows was in continuous downward trend since 2017 due to lower investment in Mining and quarrying sector.
From the total flows of RM32.6 billion, 44.9 per cent was from Asia region, while 33.7 per cent from Europe region. Hong Kong remained as the highest contributor from Asia region. The Services sector continued as the major sector particularly in Financial & insurance/ takaful and Wholesale & retail trade activities. This was followed by Manufacturing and Construction sectors.
As at end of 2018, the accumulated of FDI in Malaysia increased to RM631.2 billion (2017: RM595.5 billion), supported by Services and Manufacturing sectors. Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong were the top countries for FDI position.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
27 June 2019
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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