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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, Fourth Quarter 2020

Release Date : Thursday 11, February 2021 1200

Malaysia's international investment position remained in net assets position with a value of RM79.6 billion

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) recorded a lower net assets position of RM79.6 billion as compared to RM82.5 billion in preceding quarter, of which total financial assets increased to RM1,919.3 billion while total liabilities was amounted to RM1,839.6 billion. 

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded a higher value of RM518.9 billion (Q3 2020: RM510.8 billion). The investment was primarily in Financial activities (44.2%), followed by Mining & quarrying (12.9%) and Agriculture (8.7%). As at end of Q4 2020, DIA position was predominantly in Asia region with a cumulative value of RM269.4 billion, whereby Singapore (21.3%) and Indonesia (9.3%) remained as the major DIA destinations. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia also increased to RM703.5 billion from RM689.1 billion in previous quarter. Manufacturing sector was the highest contributor with a share of 38.9 per cent, followed by Financial activities (24.4%) and Mining & quarrying sector (6.0%). Asia region held the largest FDI position which amounted to RM384.2 billion (54.6%), most notably from Singapore (21.7%), Hong Kong (12.2%) and Japan (10.9%). 

Portfolio investment registered a lower net liabilities position of RM110.1 billion (Q3 2020: net liabilities RM111.9 billion), while Other investment position reduced by RM4.4 billion to record net liabilities RM59.2 billion (Q3 2020: net liabilities of RM63.7 billion).

As at end of December 2020, Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM432.2 billion as compared to RM436.4 billion in last quarter.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q4 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

11 February 2021


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my