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.
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).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
17 August 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