Malaysia's international investment position continued to record net assets of RM82.5 billion
Malaysia’s International Investment Position (IIP) recorded a higher net assets position of RM82.5 billion as against RM57.3 billion last quarter, of which total financial assets registered a value of RM1,890.1 billion while total liabilities was RM1,807.6 billion.
Direct Investment Abroad (DIA) position recorded RM510.8 billion (Q2 2020: RM521.9 billion), mainly contributed by Financial & insurance/takaful activities (43.2%), followed by Mining & quarrying (14.6%) and Agriculture (8.6%). In regards to regions, Asia held the largest DIA position with a share of 51.6 per cent, while Singapore (20.5%), Indonesia (9.3%) and Cayman Islands (7.1%) remained as the top DIA destinations. Meanwhile, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Malaysia registered RM689.1 billion (Q2 2020: RM696.5 billion) of which Manufacturing sector was the highest contributor at RM266.0 billion (38.6%), followed by Financial & insurance/ takaful activities (24.2%) and Mining & quarrying sector (6.1%). Asia remained as the top region with a value of RM372.3 billion (54.0%) and the top FDI countries were from Singapore (21.7%), Hong Kong (12.5%) and Japan (10.8%).
Portfolio investment registered a lower net liabilities position of RM111.9 billion (Q2 2020: net liabilities RM134.6 billion), while Other investment position showed a reduced net liabilities of RM63.7 billion (Q2 2020: net liabilities RM75.3 billion).
As at end of September 2020, Malaysia’s international reserves stood at RM436.4 billion as compared to RM443.0 billion last quarter.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
13 November 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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