OVERALL BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
In the second quarter 2016, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a surplus in current account of RM1.9 billion compared to RM5.0 billion in the previous quarter. In the meantime, financial account posted a net inflow of RM9.5 billion (Q1 2016: RM5.8 billion) and international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM8.8 billion (Q1 2016: decrease by RM27.6 billion).
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
The decrease in current account balance mainly reflected by lower surplus in goods account of RM19.8 billion (Q1 2016 : surplus of RM23.5 billion) and higher deficit in income account of RM13.3 billion (Q1 2016 : deficit of RM11.6 billion). However, services account recorded lower deficit of RM4.6 billion (Q1 2016: deficit of RM6.8 billion).
The financial account posted a higher net inflow mainly due to a reversal in other investment of RM4.1 billion (Q1 2016: net outflow RM11.5 billion). As for investment flows, Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) posted a net outflow of RM3.5 billion (Q1 2016: net outflow of RM11.3 billion), while Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM8.8 billion (Q1 2016: net inflow of RM15.0 billion).
Download: Summary Table of Balance of Payments, 2015 - 2016
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 August 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