As at end of December 2019, Malaysia’s net international investment position (IIP) registered a higher net liabilities of RM47.3 billion (Q3 2019: net liabilities of RM13.0 billion). Total financial assets increased to RM1,775.8 billion (Q3 2019: RM1,765.1 billion), while total liabilities was RM1,823.1 billion (Q3 2019: RM1,778.1 billion).
Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded a value RM486.3 billion (Q3 2019: RM510.5 billion). Financial and insurance/takaful activities (44.3%) was the main contributor to DIA position, followed by Mining & quarrying (13.3%) and Agriculture (8.8%). Singapore, Indonesia and Cayman Islands remained as the top destinations for DIA. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia registered a higher value of RM691.6 billion as against RM678.3 billion in the last quarter. Manufacturing sector contributed 38.7 per cent to total FDI position, followed by Financial and insurance/takaful activities (22.8%) and Mining & quarrying (6.6%). The top three FDI investors were from Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Portfolio investment position recorded a lower net liabilities of RM166.9 billion (Q3 2019: net liabilities of RM175.9 billion), while Other investment position showed a lower net liabilities of RM99.8 billion (Q3 2019: net liabilities of RM100.8 billion).
As at end of December 2019, international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia stood at RM424.1 billion (as at end of September 2019: RM431.2 billion).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 February 2020
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