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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, First Quarter 2022

Release Date : Friday 13, May 2022 1200

The accumulated FDI in Malaysia surged to RM812.1 billion, while DIA position stood at RM551.7 billion

Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) registered lower net assets of RM47.3 billion as at the end of first quarter 2022 (Q4 2021: net assets of RM84.9 billion). Both  total financial assets and liabilities increased to RM2,125.4 billion and RM2,078.0 billion, respectively.

Malaysia’s Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position increased to RM551.7 billion as compared to RM547.0 billion as at the end of last quarter. This investment was largely in Financial activities which contributed 43.4 per cent or RM239.3 billion, followed by Mining & quarrying (11.7%) and Manufacturing (9.6%). The top three destinations were Singapore with a value of RM114.9 billion or 20.8 per cent, followed by Indonesia (RM52.4 billion; 9.5%) and the Cayman Islands (RM33.3 billion; 6.0%).

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia expanded by RM23.3 billion to record RM812.1 billion (Q4 2021: RM788.8 billion). Manufacturing sector remained as the highest recipient with a value of RM347.1 billion or 42.7 per cent, followed by Financial activities (22.5%) and Wholesale & retail trade (6.3%). The source for FDI position was largely from Singapore (20.6%), Hong Kong (11.0%) and Japan (10.4%).

As at the end of first quarter 2022, Portfolio investment posted a lower net liabilities of RM108.8 billion from RM111.5 billion in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, Other investment position increased to higher net liabilities of RM68.9 billion (Q4 2021: RM50.2 billion).  

Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM485.8 billion as at the end of March 2022.

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q1 2022 can be downloaded through  eStatistik portal.


Released By:


13 May 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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