BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
In 2017, the current account balance recorded a larger surplus of RM40.3 billion from RM29.0 billion in previous year. The strong performance in export of goods attributed to the higher surplus of RM118.1 billion. Meanwhile, as for direct investment flow, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM39.2 billion and Malaysia Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) registered a net outflow of RM26.8 billion.
In the fourth quarter 2017, Malaysia's Balance of Payments recorded the highest surplus of RM12.9 billion as compared to all the previous quarters for the whole year. As for direct investment flow, FDI in Malaysia recorded an inflow of RM2.8 billion, while DIA registered a net inflow of RM2.3 billion.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
14 February 2018
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]stats.gov.my