Malaysia's foreign direct investment dropped sharply to MYR 12.0 billion in Q1 of 2023 from MYR 24.4 billion in Q1 of 2022. This was the smallest amount since Q3 of 2021, weighed down by intense cost pressures, high borrowing cost, and worries over the potential of a global recession this year. The service sector contributed the most to the FDI flows with MYR 6.2 billion, followed by mining & quarrying (MYR 3.4 billion) and manufacturing (MYR 2.5 billion). The main FDI sources were Singapore, the US, and Hong Kong. These three countries accumulated 42.6% of the total FDI. Last year, the FDI surged to a net inflow of MYR 73.3 billion from MYR 48.1 billion in 2021. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia averaged 8327.13 MYR Million from 2005 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 24690.41 MYR Million in the fourth quarter of 2021 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 June of 2023.

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