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2013 Financial assets position reached RM1,354.0 billion
Exports 2015: Palm Oil and PO-based Products, RM63.2billion
Machinery & Transport Equipment was 41.8% of 2015 Exports

International Investment Position, Second Quarter 2018

Release Date : Friday 17, August 2018 1200

As at end of Q2 2018, Malaysia’s net international investment position registered net liabilities of RM79.7 billion

Malaysia's financial liabilities position in this quarter increased to RM1,762.7 billion as against RM1,741.4 billion in previous quarter. Meanwhile, total assets was RM1,683.0 billion from RM1,670.1 billion. This translated to the higher net liabilities of RM79.7 billion as at end of second quarter 2018. 

Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded RM481.0 billion (Q1 2018: RM509.1 billion). The investment was mainly in Financial & insurance / takaful activities, Mining & quarrying and Agriculture sectors. Singapore was the main destination of DIA. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia increased to RM590.3 billion from RM587.7 billion in previous quarter.  Manufacturing sector remained as the highest FDI recipient, followed by Financial & insurance / takaful activities and Wholesale & retail trade sector. The top countries of FDI were Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong.

Portfolio investment showed net liabilities position of RM272.2 billion (Q1 2018: RM332.3 billion). Meanwhile, Other investment recorded a net liabilities position of RM123.6 billion.

As at end of June 2018, the international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia stood at RM423.3 billion (end of March 2018: RM416.3 billion).

Released By:

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

17 August 2018

 

Contact person:

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

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