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Malaysia’s current account hit a record of RM62.1 billion in 2020
DIA registered a net outflow of RM5.4 billion in Q4 2020.
FDI recorded an inflow of RM6.1 billion in Q4 2020.
Exports 2020: Palm oil and PO-based Products, RM73.3 bilion
Electrical and electronic (E&E) products was 39.4% of 2020 Exports

Statistics on Malaysia's Direct Investment Abroad, 2019

Release Date : Thursday 11, June 2020 1200

Malaysia’s DIA surged to RM26.1 billion in 2019. 

Malaysia’s DIA recorded an outflow of RM26.1 billion compared to RM20.6 billion in previous year. For the first time, Brazil became the top country for DIA particularly investment relate to oil and gas industry. As at end of 2019, DIA position stood at RM485.4 billion. In terms of income, DIA registered a value of RM28.8 billion. 


In 2019, DIA flows was mainly channeled to Services sector, particularly in Financial activity. Mining & quarrying was the second contributor, followed by Manufacturing sector. The top countries for DIA flows were Brazil and Canada.

As at end of 2019, DIA position decreased to RM485.4 billion from RM489.0 billion in previous year. The main sector for DIA position was Services while the top countries were Singapore and Indonesia.

In terms of income, DIA increased to RM28.8 billion and mainly generated in Services sector, particularly in Financial activity. The next contributor was Mining & quarrying.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

11 June 2020


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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