Malaysia's DIA registered net outflows of RM21.3 billion
In 2018, Malaysia's Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) registered an outflow of RM21.3 billion as against RM24.2 billion in the previous year, mainly due to lower investment in Services sector.
Asia region remained as the top destination for Malaysia's DIA flows with a value of RM24.1 billion, followed by Europe (RM1.2 billion). Within Asia region, Singapore, Indonesia and Turkmenistan were the prominent countries contributing to DIA flows. In terms of sector, Services was the main contributor precisely in Financial and insurance/ takaful activities. This was followed by Mining & quarrying and Manufacturing sectors.
DIA position reduced to RM492.0 billion from RM526.5 billion in last year. This was also due to lower investment in Services sector. Singapore, Indonesia and United Kingdom were the top countries for DIA 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
Tel : +603-8885 7187 / 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : jpbkkp[at]dosm.gov.my