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International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter 2019

Release Date : Wednesday 12, February 2020 1200

Malaysia's net international investment position recorded a higher net liabilities of RM47.3 billion

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).

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

12 February 2020

 

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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