OVERALL INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION
The Malaysia's net international investment position at the end of third quarter 2015 recorded a net asset of RM146.0 billion (Q2 2015: RM33.9 billion). The value of Malaysian owned assets abroad continued to exceed the value of foreign owned asset in Malaysia. Total financial assets position rose by RM183.2 billion to record RM1,714.5 billion (Q2 2015: RM1,531.4 billion), while total liabilities increased by RM71.1 billion to register RM1,568.6 billion (Q2 2015: RM1,497.4 billion).
Direct investment recorded a net assets position of RM101.4 billion at the end of Q3 2015, an increase of RM56.4 billion from previous quarter. Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) stock increased by RM79.2 billion to post RM601.6 billion in Q3 2015 (Q2 2015: RM522.3 billion). This investment was generated mainly by Malaysian companies in mining sector (29.4%), followed by financial & insurance sector (29.2%) and information & communication sector (9.6%). The top three DIA destinations were Singapore, Indonesia and Canada.
Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia rose to RM500.2 billion in Q3 2015 from RM477.4 billion in Q2 2015. Manufacturing sector remained as the top FDI recipient of 43.4 per cent, followed by financial & insurance sector (20.9%) and information & communication sector (9.4%). The top three source countries of FDI were Singapore, Japan and Netherlands.
At the end of Q3 2015, portfolio investment showed a net liabilities position of RM299.7 billion (Q2 2015: -RM336.9 billion). The portfolio investment assets rose to RM308.4 billion from RM274.6 billion at end of Q2 2015. Meanwhile, the total stock value of portfolio investment liabilities decreased by RM3.4 billion to stand at RM608.1 billion (Q2 2015: RM611.5 billion).
The position of other investment at the end of Q3 2015 recorded net liabilities of RM72.6 billion as compared with RM72.9 billion registered at 30th June 2015. The position of other investment assets at the end of Q3 2015 accumulated to RM288.9 billion. Meanwhile, the position of other investment liabilities increased to RM361.5 billion (Q2 2015: RM332.5 billion).
The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased by RM17.0 billion in Q3 2015 to stand at RM415.1 billion (Q2 2015: RM398.1 billion).
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
27 November 2015
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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