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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

International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2021

Release Date : Friday 12, November 2021 1200


The accumulated FDI in Malaysia rose to RM769.6 billion, while DIA position increased to RM543.9 billion

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) continued to record net assets position of RM68.1 billion (Q2 2021: net assets of RM112.6 billion). Total financial assets increased to RM2,063.2 billion while total liabilities registered a value of RM1,995.1 billion.  

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position improved to RM543.9 billion (Q2 2021: RM537.7 billion). As the largest contributor to DIA position, Financial activities registered RM244.7 billion or a share of 45.0 per cent, followed by Mining & quarrying (13.4%) and Agriculture (8.1%). With regards to investment by region, Asia held the largest position with a share of 51.2 per cent, most notably to Singapore and Indonesia. Overall, Singapore (19.6%), Indonesia (9.4%) and the Cayman Islands (6.3%) were the top three destination as at end of Q3 2021.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia also increased to RM769.6 billion (Q2 2021: RM730.3 billion) of which Manufacturing sector was the primary contributor with a value of RM298.6 billion or 38.8 per cent, followed by Financial activities (24.4%) and Mining & quarrying sector (6.6%). Asia remained as the top region with a value of RM402.0 billion or 52.2 per cent mainly from Singapore (21.1%), Hong Kong (10.9%) and Japan (10.5%). Europe was the second region (28.5%) and followed by Americas (17.4%).

As at end of Q3 2021, Portfolio investment recorded higher net liabilities position of RM117.0 billion (Q2 2021: RM98.1 billion). Meanwhile, Other investment position also showed higher net liabilities of RM71.4 billion as compared to RM59.2 billion in the preceding quarter. 

Malaysia’s international reserves amounted to RM482.5 billion as at end of September 2021.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q3 2021 can be downloaded through  eStatistik portal.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

12 November 2021


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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