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2013 Financial assets position reached RM1,354.0 billion
Exports 2015: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM63.2billion
Machinery & Transport Equipment was 41.8% of 2015 Exports

Quarterly Balance of Payments, First Quarter 2018

Release Date : Thursday 17, May 2018 1200

 

OVERALL BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded a higher surplus of RM15.0 billion in current account for the first quarter of 2018 (Q4 2017: RM13.9 billion). Meanwhile, financial account recorded a net inflow of RM15.2 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM6.0 billion).

CURRENT ACCOUNT

The higher surplus of RM15.0 billion in current account was largely supported by increase in goods account of RM35.7 billion (Q4 2017: surplus RM34.1 billion) and lower deficit in services account of RM5.8 billion (Q4 2017: deficit RM7.0 billion).

FINANCIAL ACCOUNT

The financial account recorded a net inflow of RM15.2 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM6.0 billion). This was due to higher net inflow of direct investment at RM10.7 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM5.3 billion) and other investment at RM6.4 billion (Q4 2017: net outflow RM9.5 billion).

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) registered a turnaround to net outflow of RM1.3 billion in this quarter   as against a net inflow of RM1.9 billion in last quarter. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia recorded a higher net inflow of RM12.0 billion (Q4 2017: net inflow RM3.4 billion).

Download: Summary Table of Balance of Payments, Q1 2018 

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
17 May 2018

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my

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