OVERALL BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
In the first quarter of 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus in current account of RM5.3 billion from RM12.5 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, financial account posted a net outflow of RM8.8 billion (Q4 2016: net outflow RM14.2 billion) and international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia decreased by RM1.8 billion (Q4 2016: increase by RM19.0 billion) to stand at RM422.1 billion.
A net outflow in financial account mainly due to a net outflow in portfolio investment of RM31.9 billion (Q4 2016: net outflow RM19.1 billion). As for direct investment flows, Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) registered a net outflow of RM8.7 billion (Q4 2016: net outflow of RM12.0 billion), while Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM17.0 billion (Q4 2016: net inflow of RM13.0 billion).
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
19 May 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