PERFORMANCE OF FOREIGN AFFILIATES IN MALAYSIA BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
Malaysia’s recorded 2,922 foreign affiliates in 2015, an increase of 0.3 per cent from 2014. Manufacturing sector registered the largest share of 56.6 per cent followed by services sector (35.2%). Value added grew by 1.9 per cent with a value of RM222.9 billion. Manufacturing sector remained as the main contributor with a share of 45.5 per cent, followed by Mining sector (28.2%).
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) of foreign affiliates posted a value of RM66.7 billion, an increase of RM3.3 billion from 2014. The distribution in GFCF was led by Mining sector with a share of 45.9 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of employees recorded 847,952 persons in 2015. Manufacturing sector registered 75.3 per cent employed persons in 2015, followed by Services sector (19.3%).
In 2015, foreign affiliates in Malaysia generated RM290.2 billion of exports, while imports recorded RM240.0 billion. Both exports and imports were dominated by Manufacturing sector as the largest contributor.
FOREIGN AFFILIATES IN MALAYSIA BY REGION
Foreign affiliates in Malaysia was dominated by Asia region with a share of 61.4 per cent (2014: 61.6%). This was followed by Europe and Americas which contributed 21.0 per cent and 14.5 per cent, respectively.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
28 November 2016
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