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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, First Quarter 2021

Release Date : Tuesday 11, May 2021 1200

Malaysia's international investment position recorded a higher net assets of RM106.4 billion

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) posted a higher net assets position of RM106.4 billion as compared to RM67.5 billion in preceding quarter, of which total financial assets increased to RM2,020.1 billion while total liabilities was amounted to RM1,913.7 billion. 

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded a higher value of RM539.8 billion (Q4 2020: RM518.8 billion). The investment was primarily in Financial activities (43.6%), followed by Mining & quarrying (13.6%) and Agriculture (9.2%). As at end of Q1 2021, DIA position was predominantly in Asia region with a cumulative value of RM281.7 billion, whereby Singapore (21.1%) and Indonesia (9.2%) remained as the major DIA destinations. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia also increased to RM713.4 billion from RM698.8 billion in previous quarter. Manufacturing sector was the largest contributor with a share of 39.3 per cent, followed by Financial activities (24.3%) and Wholesale & retail trade (6.2%). Asia region held the largest FDI position which amounted to RM389.9 billion (54.6%), most notably from Singapore (21.8%), Hong Kong (12.2%) and Japan (10.9%). 

Portfolio investment registered a lower net liabilities position of RM83.1 billion (Q4 2020: net liabilities RM112.4 billion). In the meantime, Other investment position posted a higher net liabilities of RM87.6 billion (Q4 2020: net liabilities of RM73.9 billion). 

As at end of March 2021, Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM450.8 billion as compared to RM432.3 billion in last quarter.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q1 2021 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.



Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

11 May 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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