FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN MALAYSIA RECORDED A HIGHER NET INFLOW OF RM47.2 BILLION
Malaysia's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) covering the investment by foreign companies which hold more than 10 per cent equity in Malaysia's companies. In 2016, FDI in Malaysia recorded a higher net inflow of RM47.2 billion (2015: RM39.4 billion) and the FDI position registered RM546.6 billion. This was supported by higher net inflow in equity & investment fund shares.
74.6 PER CENT SOURCE OF FDI FLOWS WAS FROM ASIA REGION
Asia region was the main source of FDI flows accounted for RM35.2 billion (74.6%) and followed by Europe with 14.1 per cent. Hong Kong, Singapore and China were the top three countries from Asia region.
In 2016, 50.9 per cent from FDI flows were channelled to Services sector, mainly in Utilities sub-sector and Financial & insurance/ takaful activities. Both Manufacturing and Mining & quarrying sectors constituted 43.3 per cent to the total FDI flows.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
27 October 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my