Malaysia's total financial assets increased to RM1,780.8 billion as against RM1,680.7 billion last quarter. Meanwhile, total liabilities registered a value of RM1,800.3 billion (Q1 2019: RM1,769.5 billion). This resulted to the lower net liabilities of RM19.6 billion from RM88.9 billion as at end of last quarter.
Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded a higher value of RM509.8 billion (Q1 2019: RM486.2 billion) and mainly in Financial and insurance/takaful activities (41.4%), followed by Mining & quarrying (17.2%) and Agriculture sectors (8.3%). The top destinations for DIA were Singapore, Indonesia and United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia increased to RM667.5 billion from RM662.7 billion in the preceding quarter. FDI position was largely in Manufacturing sector of 39.8 per cent, followed by Financial and insurance/takaful activities (22.3%) and Mining & quarrying sector (7.2%). Singapore remained as the top investor country, while Hong Kong overtook Japan as the second largest contributor.
Portfolio Investment showed a lower net liabilities position of RM222.6 billion (Q1 2019: net liabilities RM254.2 billion), while Other Investment position recorded a lower net liabilities of RM66.8 billion (Q1 2019: net liabilities RM80.1 billion).
As at end of June 2019, international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia stood at RM425.4 billion (as at end of March 2019: RM420.2 billion).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
16 August 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my