Foreign direct investment into Malaysia plunged to MYR 2.23 billion in the June quarter of 2020 from MYR 6.37 billion in the previous period. This was the smallest figure since the December quarter of 2009 during the global financial crisis, reflecting a severe downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDI was delivered mainly into the mining & quarrying, and services sectors, particularly from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. These countries collectively represented 44.8 percent of total FDI.

Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia averaged 7465.98 MYR Million from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19388.96 MYR Million in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of -1982.56 MYR Million in the fourth quarter of 2009. This page provides - Malaysia Foreign Direct Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Foreign Direct Investment - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia is expected to be 5500.00 MYR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia to stand at 10900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 11900.00 MYR Million in 2021 and 13000.00 MYR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2231.00 6370.73 19388.96 -1982.56 2005 - 2020 MYR Million Quarterly