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A Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2017 & 2016

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016

Jan-Sept 2017

2016
Primary Sector 36 41 835 836 6,357.7 4,925.2 2,904.5 3,303.6 9,262.2 8,228.8
Manufacturing Sector 464 733 32,773 64,120 20,807.6 31,075.3 14,154.7 27,417.4 34,962.3 58,492.7
Services Sector 3,386 4,369 57,884 88,108 56,222.6 117,705.5 13,036.3 28,366.3 69,258.9 146,071.8
Total 3,886 5,143 91,492 153,064 83,387.9 153,706.0 30,095.5 59,087.3 113,483.4 212,793.3
B Investment Data (Manufacturing Sector)
Overview: Projects Approved, January-September 2017 and 2016

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

213 251 464 340 393 733

Potential Employment

15,730 17,043 32,773 34,066 30,054 64,120

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

17,416.2 17,546.2 34,962.3 27,740.5 30,752.3 58,492.7

- Domestic

13,230.0 7,577.7 20,807.6 17,397.2 13,678.1 31,075.3

- Foreign

4,186.2 9,968.5 14,154.7 10,343.3 17,074.2 27,417.5

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

213 251 464 340 393 733

Potential Employment

15,730 17,043 32,773 34,066 30,054 64,120

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

4,117.3 4,148.0 8,265.3 6,178.3 6,849.1 13,027.3

- Domestic

3,127.7 1,791.4 4,919.1 3,874.7 3,046.3 6,921.0

- Foreign

989.6 2,356.6 3,346.3 2,303.6 3,802.7 6,106.3

Summation of totals may not be exact due to rounding difficulties

2017 : US$1 = RM4.23

2016 : US$1 = RM4.49 

Projects Approved by Major Country, January - September 2017and 2016

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
Country No. Foreign Investment
(RM)
No. Foreign Investment (RM)
Switzerland 7 2,443,998,253 6 522,554,828
Netherlands 11 1,991,428,869 18 3,216,403,728
Singapore 76 1,808,485,262 96 2,113,765,573
Hong Kong 7 1,432,799,297 12 265,245,465
Germany 13 1,341,772,013 21 2,645,257,725
USA 15 1,260,188,452 18 1,412,758,109
Japan 21 604,975,413 53 1,861,739,029

US Dollar - US

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM) No. Foreign Investment (RM)
Switzerland 7 577,777,365 6 116,381,922
Netherlands 11 470,786,967 18 716,348,269
Singapore 76 427,537,887 96 470,771,843
Hong Kong 7 338,723,238 12 59,074,714
Germany 13 317,203,786 21 589,144,259
USA 15 297,916,892 18 314,645,459
Japan 21 143,020,192 53 414,641,209

2017 : US$1 = RM4.23 
2016 : US$1 = RM4.49

Projects Approved by State, January - September 2017 and 2016

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
State No. Domestic Investment
(RM)
Foreign Investment

(RM)

Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM)
No. Domestic Investment
(RM)
Foreign Investment
(RM)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM)
Sarawak 17 10,166,954,974 351,489,945 10,518,444,919 13 2,463,576,686 2,171,730,846 4,635,307,532
Pulau Pinang 90 1,882,310,557 8,031,455,850 9,913,766,407 106 1,236,973,529 3,056,916,908 4,293,890,437
Johor D.T. 98 1,271,191,208 2,447,418,965 3,718,610,173 165 15,215,538,019 11,195,039,986 26,410,578,005
Melaka 25 2,106,548,921 1,104,663,699 3,211,212,620 23 679,280,110 675,495,170 1,354,775,280
Selangor D.E. 132 1,991,676,156 1,057,720,634 3,049,396,790 242 4,529,119,807 3,351,647,567 7,880,767,374
Kedah D.A. 26 864,541,292 425,404,701 1,289,945,993 35 615,397,441 1,567,856,898 2,183,254,339
Negeri Sembilan D.K. 21 271,348,197 625560731 896,908,928 33 288749372 1628739875 1917489247
Perak D.R. 27 846,800,340 24,933,423 871,733,763 55 2,843,925,353 1,102,246,895 3,946,172,248
Sabah 6 611,305,652 29,757,749 641,063,401 19 1,644,530,791 493,576,189 2,138,106,980
Perlis I.K. 2 525,000,000 0 525,000,000 . . . .
Pahang D.M. 10 172,559,338 18,835,847 191,395,184 19 385,016,257 498,095,003 883,111,260
Terengganu D.I. 4 37,508,416 35,615,300 73,123,716 5 743,533,720 1,368,716,280 2,112,250,000
W.P. - Kuala Lumpur 5 55,681,630 1,858,778 57,540,408 12 179,937,310 9,029,398 188,966,708
Kelantan D.N. 1 4,200,000 0 4,200,000 5 238,210,425 276,079,000 514,289,425
W.P.- Labuan . . . . 1 11,485,467 22,295,318 33,780,785
Total 464 20,807,626,681 14,154,715,621 34,962,342,302 733 31,075,274,288 27,417,465,332 58,492,739,620

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Sept 2017 2016
State No. Domestic Investment
(RM)
Foreign Investment

(RM)

Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM)
No. Domestic Investment
(RM)
Foreign Investment
(RM)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM)
Sarawak 17 2,403,535,455 83,094,550 2,486,630,004 13 548,680,776 483,681,703 1,032,362,479
Pulau Pinang 90 444,990,676 1,898,689,326 2,343,680,002 106 275,495,218 680,827,819 956,323,037
Johor D.T. 98 300,518,016 578,586,044 879,104,060 165 3,388,761,251 2,493,327,391 5,882,088,643
Melaka 25 498,002,109 261,149,811 759,151,920 23 151,287,330 150,444,358 301,731,688
Selangor D.E. 132 470,845,427 250,052,159 720,897,586 242 1,008,712,652 746,469,391 1,755,182,043
Kedah D.A. 26 204,383,284 100,568,487 304,951,771 35 137,059,564 349,188,619 486,248,182
Negeri Sembilan D.K. 21 64,148,510 147886698 212,035,208 33 64309437 362748302 427057739
Perak D.R. 27 200,189,206 5,894,426 206,083,632 55 633,390,947 245,489,286 878,880,233
Sabah 6 144,516,703 7,034,929 151,551,631 19 366,265,210 109,927,882 476,193,091
Perlis I.K. 2 124,113,475 0 124,113,475 . . . .
Pahang D.M. 10 40,794,170 4,452,919 45,247,088 19 85,749,723 110,934,299 196,684,022
Terengganu D.I. 4 8,867,238 8,419,693 17,286,930 5 165,597,710 304,836,588 470,434,298
W.P. - Kuala Lumpur 5 13,163,506 439,427 13,602,933 12 40,075,125 2,011,002 42,086,127
Kelantan D.N. 1 992,908 0 992,908 5 53,053,547 61,487,528 114,541,075
W.P.- Labuan . . . . 1 2,558,010 4,965,550 7,523,560
Total 464 4,919,060,681 3,346,268,468 8,265,329,149 733 6,920,996,501 6,106,339,718 13,027,336,218

2017 : US$1 = RM4.23 
2016 : US$1 = RM4.49

Projects Approved by Major Industry, January - September 2017 and 2016

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan-Sept 2017 2016
No. Domestic Investment (RM) Foreign Investment (RM) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM) No. Domestic Investment (RM) Foreign Investment (RM) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM)
Petroleum Products (Inc. Petrochemicals) 8 12,047,734,595 372,670,627 12,420,405,222 18 10,319,834,466 5,599,563,148 15,919,397,614
Electronics & Electrical Products 85 1,152,503,786 7,641,703,947 8,794,207,733 107 1,294,375,818 7,943,314,910 9,237,690,728
Chemical & Chemical Products 43 613,127,114 2,106,694,228 2,719,821,342 69 1,661,366,118 1,390,087,366 3,051,453,484
Non-Metallic Mineral Products 27 2,089,436,187 379,039,560 2,468,475,747 34 1,062,854,338 1,898,033,868 2,960,888,206
Scientific & Measuring Equipment 20 460,787,754 1,537,807,813 1,998,595,567 28 224,831,863 1,184,665,287 1,409,497,150
Food Manufacturing 43 739,030,735 601,019,605 1,340,050,340 58 2,065,068,784 1,273,014,685 3,338,083,469
Machinery & Equipment 55 570,867,534 603,824,159 1,174,691,693 88 999,650,379 536,458,092 1,536,108,471

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan-Sept 2017 2016
No. Domestic Investment (USD) Foreign Investment (USD) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD) No. Domestic Investment (USD) Foreign Investment (USD) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD)
Petroleum Products (Inc. Petrochemicals) 8 2,848,164,207 88,101,803 2,936,266,010 18 2,298,404,113 1,247,118,741 3,545,522,854
Electronics & Electrical Products 85 272,459,524 1,806,549,396 2,079,008,920 107 288,279,692 1,769,112,452 2,057,392,144
Chemical & Chemical Products 43 144,947,308 498,036,461 642,983,769 69 370,014,726 309,596,295 679,611,021
Non-Metallic Mineral Products 27 493,956,545 89,607,461 583,564,006 34 236,715,888 422,724,692 659,440,580
Scientific & Measuring Equipment 20 108,933,275 363,547,946 472,481,222 28 50,073,912 263,845,275 313,919,187
Food Manufacturing 43 174,711,758 142,085,013 316,796,771 58 459,926,233 283,522,202 743,448,434
Machinery & Equipment 55 134,956,864 142,748,028 277,704,892 88 222,639,283 119,478,417 342,117,700

2017 : US$1 = RM4.23

2016 : US$1 = RM4.49

C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2017 & 2016

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
Services Sub-Sector Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016
Global Establishments 148 211 1,208 2,611 760.0 1,563.6 1,009.7 12,534.7 1,769.7 14,098.3
Support Services 108 261 1,447 3,120 1,690.7 8,450.4 1,371.3 988.0 3,062.0 9,438.4
MSC Status  237 336 12,493 18,171 2,058.5 3,533.5 2,756.6 2,897.0 4,815.1 6,430.5
Transport 10 15 375 280 4,124.4 1,991.5 6.7 70.0 4,131.1 2,061.5
Real Estate 691 680 0 NA 26,624.5 62,502.0 1,767.5 1,584.4 28,392.0 64,086.4
Utilities NA NA 25 0 6,596.4 10,576.8 0.0 0.0 6,596.4 10,576.8
Telecommunications* 283 586 0 NA 3,082.9 10,613.9 0.0 0.0 3,082.9 10,613.9
Distributive Trade 1,409 1,449 36,134 52,052 2,678.1 3,575.2 4,475.9 5,687.0 7,154.0 9,262.2
Hotel &Tourism 47 97 3,375 6,217 3,017.8 3,363.0 263.8 1,317.4 3,281.6 4,680.4
Financial Services  32 43 83 74 5,227.0 10,614.1 1,379.5 3,073.7 6,606.5 13,687.8
Health Services 1 4 13 266 0.9 184.7 0.0 3.8 0.9 188.5
Education Services 411 669 2,438 4,683 225.5 417.0 4.7 155.1 230.2 572.1
Bionexus Status & Software 9 18 293 634 135.9 319.8 0.6 55.2 136.5 375.0
   Total 3,386 4,369 57,884 88,108 56,222.6 117,705.5 13,036.3 28,366.3 69,258.9 146,071.8
Note NA : Data not available
* : Data for telecommunications is only up to June 2017 
D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, JANUARY- SEPTEMBER 2017 & 2016

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment    
(RM million)
Total Investment      
(RM million)
Jan-Sept 2017 2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016

Jan-Sept 2017

2016

Jan-Sept 2017

2016 Jan-Sept 2017 2016
Agriculture 12 16 305 529 44.9 69.4 0.0 0.0 44.9 69.4
Mining 21 19 243 68 5,700.3 4,289.7 2,904.5 3,303.6 8,604.8 7,593.3
Plantation & Commodities 3 6 287 239 612.5 566.1 0.0 0.0 612.5 566.1
Total 36 41 835 836 6,357.7 4,925.2 2,904.5 3,303.6 9,262.2 8,228.8
E Investment Performance
F Key Economic Indicators

2015 p 2016 f
Population 31.0 Million 30.6 Million
GDP

RM1,063.5 billion

RM1,114.8 billion

GDP Growth 4.5 - 5.5% 4.0 - 5.0%
Per Capita Income RM36,397

(USD9,488)

RM38,438

(USD10,020)

Inflation Rate (CPI) 1.9% 2.0 - 3.0%
Labour Force

14.1 million persons

-

Unemployment 3.1% 2.9%
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM779.95 billion*

RM770.4 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM685.65 billion*

RM697.2 billion
Major Exports Products *
(Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Petroleum products
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Chemicals and chemical products
  • Palm Oil
  • Crude petroleum
Major Export Markets *
(Jan - Dec 2014)
  • Singapore
  • People's Republic of China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Thailand

p: preliminary

f: forecast

i: based on average USD exchange rate for the month of April 2016 (US$1 - RM3.836)


Sources:

1. Ministry of Finance - Economic Report 2015/2016

2. *Matrade Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the year 2015

G Facts on Malaysia

Total Area 330,000 square kilometres (127,000 square miles)
Political Structure A federation with 13 states (11 in peninsular Malaysia and 2 in Malaysian Borneo) and 3 federal territories. As a federation, the governance of the country is divided between the federal and the state governments
System of Government Parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch
Head of State DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abd Razak
Population 31.4 million (2016)
Major Ethnic Groups Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazans, Ibans
Major Languages Bahasa Malaysia (official language), English, Mandarin, Tamil
Major Religions Islam, Budhism, Christianity, Hinduism
Time GMT +8 hours US Eastern Standard Time +13 hours
Climate Tropical - warm and sunny throughout the year. Daily temparatures range from 33°C (90°F) in the afternoon to 22°C (70°F) during the night.
Currency Ringgit Malaysia(RM) which is divided into 100 sen.
Exchange Rate The ringgit exchange rate operates on a managed-float regime against a trade-weighted basket of currencies.
H Online Applications

Number of Online Applications Received for the Month of January to November 2017

No. Applications Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Total
1 Manufacturing e-ML
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2 e-Tariff
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• PC1 for Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
• PC2, PC2-1, PC2A 158 216 168 157 167 125 211 163 144 154 153 1,816
• PC Services 2 7 12 11 6 6 11 3 3 8 5 74
• e-Declaration 3 6 8 8 9 2 5 5 3 2 11 62
3 e-BizMatch 1 6 0 0 3 1 3 3 3 6 8 34
4 e-Newsletter 18 19 43 26 20 19 24 169 169 - - 507
5 e-Recruitment 404 285 343 278 354 352 465 425 1421 397 414 5,138
6. APR e-Survey 90 39 25 14 14 15 5 25 10 344 1794 2,375
Total
676 578 599 494 573 520 724 793 1,753  911  2,385  10,006

Note: The above statistic is being updated on monthly basis.

Last Updated : Friday 15th December 2017