Malaysia’s international investment assets position recorded RM1,670.1 billion as at end of March 2018. The largest share of the total assets was Direct Investment at 36.3 per cent and Portfolio Investment 20.0 per cent. Meanwhile, total liabilities registered RM1,741.4 billion as compared to RM1,706.3 billion in Q4 2017.
As at end of first quarter 2018, Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded RM509.1 billion (Q4 2017: RM525.2 billion) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia increased to RM587.7 billion (Q4 2017: RM570.3 billion).
Portfolio investment showed net liabilities position of RM332.3 billion (Q4 2017: RM328.0 billion). Meanwhile, other investment position recorded net liabilities position of RM79.5 billion. The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at end of March 2018 stood at RM416.3 billion (Q4 2017: RM414.6 billion).
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
17 May 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my