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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

Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2022

Release Date : Friday 11, November 2022 1200


Malaysia’s Current Account Balance (CAB) posted a higher surplus of RM14.1 billion in the third quarter of 2022, primarily driven by net exports of Goods and lower deficit in Services. Meanwhile, Financial account switched to a net outflow of RM14.9 billion from a net inflow of RM0.2 billion in the preceding quarter, mainly owing to higher outflows in Other investment. The international reserves stood at RM491.9 billion (as at end of Q2 2022: RM480.0 billion). 

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) posted a net inflow of RM12.3 billion from RM17.3 billion in the preceding quarter. Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) registered a net outflow of RM10.3 billion as compared to RM14.7 billion in the previous quarter.

The full publication of Quarterly Balance of Payments, Third Quarter 2022 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.


Released by:

11 November 2022

Contact person:

Baharudin Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : baharudin[at]dosm.gov.my

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