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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, Second Quarter 2022

Release Date : Friday 12, August 2022 1200


Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) registered net assets of RM62.0 billion as at the end of second quarter 2022 (Q1 2022: net assets RM47.3 billion). Both total financial assets and liabilities increased to RM2,164.8 billion and RM2,102.8 billion, respectively.

Malaysia’s Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position increased to RM577.4 billion as compared to RM551.7 billion as at the end of last quarter. This investment was largely in Financial activities which contributed 42.5 per cent or RM245.2 billion, followed by Mining & quarrying (12.4%) and Manufacturing (9.7%). The top three destinations for DIA position were Singapore with a value of RM118.0 billion or 20.4 per cent, followed by Indonesia (RM59.8 billion; 10.4%) and the Cayman Islands (RM35.5 billion; 6.1%).

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia expanded by RM24.1 billion to record RM836.2 billion (Q1 2022: RM812.1 billion). Manufacturing sector remained the highest recipient with a value of RM360.0 billion or 43.1 per cent, followed by Financial activities (22.7%) and Wholesale & retail trade (6.3%). The sources for FDI position was largely from Singapore (20.8%), Hong Kong (10.9%) and the United States of America (10.8%).

The full publication of International Investment Position (IIP) Q2 2022 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.


Released by:

12 August 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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