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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, Second Quarter 2021

Release Date : Friday 13, August 2021 1200


As at end of Q2 2021, FDI position in Malaysia increased to RM730.3 billion

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) posted higher net assets position of RM112.6 billion as against RM106.4 billion in the last quarter, driven by an increase of RM5.9 billion in total financial assets to record RM2,026.0 billion. Meanwhile, total liabilities posted a value of RM1,913.3 billion, slightly decreased from RM1,913.7 billion in Q1 2021. 

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded a value of RM537.7 billion (Q1 2021: RM539.8 billion). The investment was primarily in Financial activities which contributed RM235.2 billion or 43.8 per cent, followed by Mining & quarrying (13.6%) and Agriculture (8.6%). As at end of Q2 2021, DIA position was predominantly in the Asia region with a cumulative value of RM276.5 billion or 51.4 per cent, followed by Americas (23.6%) and Europe (19.0%). The top destination countries for DIA position were Singapore (20.1%), Indonesia (9.3%) and the Cayman Islands (6.4%).

As for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia, this investment increased by RM16.9 billion to record RM730.3 billion (Q1 2021: RM713.4 billion). Manufacturing sector remained as the largest contributor which amounted to RM289.3 billion or 39.6 per cent, followed by Financial activities (23.9%) and Wholesale & retail trade (6.1%). The Asia region held the largest FDI position with a value of RM394.0 billion or 54.0 per cent, followed by Europe (28.4%) and Americas (15.8%). Meanwhile, Singapore (21.4%), Hong Kong (11.9%) and Japan (10.9%) were the top FDI countires. 

Portfolio investment registered higher net liabilities position of RM98.1 billion as at end of Q2 2021 as against RM83.1 billion in the last quarter. In the meantime, Other investment position showed lower net liabilities of RM59.2 billion from RM87.6 billion in the preceding quarter. 

As at end of June 2021, Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM461.5 billion, increased from RM450.8 billion as at end of March 2021.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q2 2021 can be downloaded through  eStatistik portal.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

13 August 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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