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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 2021

Release Date : Friday 11, February 2022 1200

Malaysia’s FDI and DIA showed better performance by registering higher position
at RM796.3 billion and RM556.7 billion, respectively

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) registered higher net assets of RM91.0 billion as at the end of December 2021 (Q3 2021: net assets of RM68.1 billion). Both  total financial assets and liabilities increased to RM2,115.6 billion and RM2,024.6 billion, respectively.

Malaysia’s Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position improved to RM556.7 billion as compared to RM543.9 billion as at the end of last quarter. This investment was largely in Financial activities which contributed 46.1 per cent or RM256.7 billion, followed by Mining & quarrying (11.7%) and Agriculture (7.9%). The top three destinations were Singapore with a value of RM109.1 billion or 19.6 per cent, followed by Indonesia (RM51.9 billion, 9.3%) and the United Kingdom (RM35.2 billion, 6.3%).

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia expanded by RM26.7 billion to record RM796.3 billion (Q3 2021: RM769.6 billion). Manufacturing sector remained as the highest recipient with a value of RM312.3 billion or 39.2 per cent, followed by Financial activities (24.7%) and Mining & quarrying sector (6.3%). The source for FDI position was largely from Singapore (21.2%), Hong Kong (10.8%) and Japan (10.4%).

As at the end of fourth quarter 2021, Portfolio investment posted a lower net liabilities of RM107.7 billion from RM117.0 billion in the previous quarter. Concurrently, Other investment position also declined to a lower net liabilities of RM49.0 billion (Q3 2021: RM71.4 billion).  

Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM486.7 billion as at the end of December 2021.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q4 2021 can be downloaded through  eStatistik portal.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

11 February 2022


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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