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 Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2018 & 2017

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Investment
(RM million) *
Jan-Sept 2018 2017(R) Jan-Sept 2018 2017(R) Jan-Sept 2018 2017(R) Jan-Sept 2018 2017(R) Jan-Sept 2018 2017(R)
Primary Sector
54
48
1,450
930
4,520.1
8,049.4
5,789.7
4,368.4
10,309.8
12,417.8
Manufacturing Sector
468
687
41,033
56,431
10,306.0
42,136.4
48,764.4
21,544.7
59,070.4
63,681.1
Services Sector
2,721
4,873
50,896
82,150
60,434.5
96,032.0
9,511.3
28,506.8
69,945.7
124,538.8
Total
3,243
5,608
93,379
139,511
75,260.6
146,217.7
64,065.3
54,420.0
139,325.9
200,637.7

Note * : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

(R) : Revised figures

B Investment Data (Manufacturing Sector)
Overview: Projects Approved, January - September 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

253
215
468
326
361
687

Potential Employment

25,598
15,435
41,033
29,675
26,756
56,431

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

41,964.3
17,106.2
59,070.4
39,473.4
24,207.6
63,681.1

- Domestic

7,125.1
3,180.9
10,306.0
31,782.9
10,353.5
42,136.4

- Foreign

34,839.1
13,925.2
48,764.4
7,690.5
13,854.2
21,544.7

US Dollar - USD

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

253
215
468
326
361
687

Potential Employment

25,598
15,435
41,033
29,675
26,756
56,431

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

10,136.3
4,131.9
14,268.2
9,722.5
5,962.5
15,685.0

- Domestic

1,721.0
768.3
2,489.4
7,828.3
2,550.1
10,378.4

- Foreign

8,415.2
3,363.6
11,778.8
1,894.2
3,412.4
5,306.6

Note: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
(R) : Revised figures

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

Download PDF >> Overview: Projects Approved, January-September 2018 and 2017

Projects Approved by Major Country, January - September 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM) No. Foreign Investment (RM)
China
29
15,617.6
20
3,851.7
Indonesia.
6
8,994.3
1
0.5
Netherlands
8
8,308.6
13
2,033.9
USA
17
3,132.8
18
1,107.2
British Virgin Island
3
2,707.4
2
41.6
Korea, Republic
6
2,448.7
7
636.7
Japan
34
2,102.1
41
1,310.7

US Dollar - US

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD) No. Foreign Investment (USD)
China
29
3,772.4
20
948.7
Indonesia.
6
2,172.5
1
0.1
Netherlands
8
2,006.9
13
501.0
USA
17
756.7
18
272.7
British Virgin Island
3
654.0
2
10.2
Korea, Republic
6
591.5
7
156.8
Japan
34
507.8
41
322.8

Note: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
(R) : Revised figures

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

Download PDF >> Projects Approved by Major Country, January-September 2018 and 2017

Projects Approved by State, January - September 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
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)
Johor
91
3,746.2
22,780.4
26,526.6
146
16,825.1
5,102.7
21,927.8
Pahang
11
127.2
8,848.4
8,975.5
19
2,138.9
823.1
2,962.0
Selangor
143
2,407.8
5,839.1
8,246.9
202
3,427.6
2,164.9
5,592.5
Terengganu
7
119.9
4,163.6
4,283.5
4
37.5
35.6
73.1
Pulau Pinang
80
1,668.5
2,156.7
3,825.2
120
2,271.5
8,542.2
10,813.7
Sarawak
4
45.7
2,238.8
2,284.4
20
10,182.9
351.5
10,534.4
Negeri Sembilan
27
686.0
1,186.6
1,872.6
28
382.3
724.1
1,106.5
Melaka
28
278.9
721.3
1,000.1
37
2,396.9
2,257.8
4,654.7
Kedah
32
400.8
594.4
995.2
41
1,374.9
1,160.1
2,535.0
Perak
22
439.8
162.6
602.4
45
1,673.1
334.0
2,007.1
Sabah
8
118.6
22.3
140.9
14
740.2
45.0
785.2
W.P. Kuala Lumpur
8
104.7
25.6
130.3
7
156.3
3.6
159.9
Kelantan
5
73.1
24.6
97.7
1
4.2
0.0
4.2
W.P. Labuan
1
81.0
0.0
81.0
-
-
-
-
Perlis
1
8.0
0.0
8.0
3
525.0
0.0
525.0
Total
468
10,306.0
48,764.4
59,070.4
687
42,136.4
21,544.7
63,681.1

US Dollar - USD

Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
State No. Domestic Investment
(USD)
Foreign Investment (USD) Total Proposed Capital Investment
(USD)
No. Domestic Investment
(USD)
Foreign Investment
(USD)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(USD)
Johor
91
904.9
5,502.5
6,407.4
146
4,144.1
1,256.8
5,400.9
Pahang
11
30.7
2,137.3
2,168.0
19
526.8
202.7
729.6
Selangor
143
581.6
1,410.4
1,992.0
202
844.2
533.2
1,377.5
Terengganu
7
29.0
1,005.7
1,034.7
4
9.2
8.8
18.0
Pulau Pinang
80
403.0
520.9
924.0
120
559.5
2,104.0
2,663.5
Sarawak
4
11.0
540.8
551.8
20
2,508.1
86.6
2,594.7
Negeri Sembilan
27
165.7
286.6
452.3
28
94.2
178.4
272.5
Melaka
28
67.4
174.2
241.6
37
590.4
556.1
1,146.5
Kedah
32
96.8
143.6
240.4
41
338.6
285.7
624.4
Perak
22
106.2
39.3
145.5
45
412.1
82.3
494.4
Sabah
8
28.6
5.4
34.0
14
182.3
11.1
193.4
W.P. Kuala Lumpur
8
25.3
6.2
31.5
7
38.5
0.9
39.4
Kelantan
5
17.7
5.9
23.6
1
1.0
0.0
1.0
W.P. Labuan
1
19.6
0.0
19.6
-
-
-
-
Perlis
1
1.9
0.0
1.9
3
129.3
0.0
129.3
Total
468
2,489.4
11,778.8
14,268.2
687
10,378.4
5,306.6
15,685.0

Note: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
(R) : Revised figures

2018 : US$1 = RM4.04

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

Download PDF >> Projects Approved by State, January-September 2018 and 2017

Projects Approved by Major Industry, January - September 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
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 (Incl.Petrochemicals)
6
3,305.0
17,108.5
20,413.5
9
16,310.8
340.2
16,651.1
Electronics & Electrical Products
37
451.1
10,201.2
10,652.3
109
1,510.5
8,156.8
9,667.3
Basic Metal Products
16
312.0
5,744.5
6,056.4
15
171.4
11.8
183.2
Chemical & Chemical Products
43
272.6
4,585.6
4,858.1
65
1,728.1
2,420.4
4,148.5
Paper, Printing & Publishing
18
194.0
3,695.1
3,889.1
10
243.0
104.9
347.9
Rubber Products
17
234.9
3,594.4
3,829.3
19
850.2
380.8
1,231.0
Machinery & Equipment
64
1,060.8
640.5
1,701.3
77
1,431.3
755.0
2,186.3

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan - Sept 2018 2017 (R)
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 (Incl.Petrochemicals)
6
798.3
4,132.5
4,930.8
9
4,017.4
83.8
4,101.2
Electronics & Electrical Products
37
109.0
2,464.1
2,573.0
109
372.0
2,009.1
2,381.1
Basic Metal Products
16
75.4
1,387.6
1,462.9
15
42.2
2.9
45.1
Chemical & Chemical Products
43
65.8
1,107.6
1,173.5
65
425.6
596.2
1,021.8
Paper, Printing & Publishing
18
46.9
892.5
939.4
10
59.8
25.8
85.7
Rubber Products
17
56.7
868.2
925.0
19
209.4
93.8
303.2
Machinery & Equipment
64
256.2
154.7
410.9
77
352.5
186.0
538.5

Note*: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
(R) : Revised figures

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

Download >> Projects Approved by Major Industry, January-September 2018 and 2017

C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, JANUARY - SEPTEMBER 2018 & 2017

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Investment
(RM million) *
Services Sub-Sector
Jan-Sept
2018
2017
Jan-Sept
2018
2017
Jan-Sept
2018
2017
Jan-Sept
2018
2017
Jan-Sept
2018
2017
Global Establishments
149
224
1,598
1,975
3,080.1
760.0
1,008.0
12,932.4
4,088.1
13,692.4
Support Services
203
194
3,629
5,040
3,957.3
3,201.5
875.7
1,579.8
4,833.0
4,781.3
MSC Status 
107
315
3,339
16,278
755.7
2,716.0
353.6
3,436.4
1,109.3
6,152.4
Transport
8
16
0
434
352.5
4,277.3
126.2
237.6
478.7
4,515.0
Real Estate
745
973
0
0
33,976.3
43,214.7
1,950.4
2,452.8
35,926.8
45,667.5
Utilities
NA
NA
8
27
4,659.9
8,456.6
0.0
0.0
4,659.9
8,456.6
Telecommunications**
248
562
NA
NA
2,950.8
9,705.2
0.0
0.0
2,950.8
9,705.2
Distributive Trade
752
1,752
30,589
47,634
1,442.3
3,449.4
3,067.6
5,967.8
4,509.9
9,417.1
Hotel &Tourism
46
70
2,207
5,107
1,709.6
8,933.7
443.4
355.0
2,153.0
9,288.7
Financial Services 
32
44
90
104
5,675.5
10,364.6
591.4
1,423.4
6,266.8
11,788.0
Health Services
10
3
3,988
392
1,330.1
374.8
986.2
70.3
2,316.3
445.2
Education Services
421
711
5,448
4,866
544.5
442.3
108.8
50.8
653.3
493.1
Other Services
0
9
0
293
0.0
135.9
0.0
0.6
0.0
136.5
   Total
2,721
4,873
50,896
82,150
60,434.5
96,032.0
9,511.3
28,506.8
69,945.7
124,538.8

Note :
* : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
** : Data for telecommunications is only up to June 2018
NA: Data not available
(R) : Revised figures

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2018 & 2017

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment    
(RM million) *
Total Investment      
(RM million) *
Jan-Sept 2018 2017 Jan-Sept 2018 2017 Jan-Sept 2018 2017 Jan-Sept 2018 2017 Jan-Sept 2018 2017
Agriculture
14
12
287
305
68.8
44.9
0.0
0.0
68.8
44.9
Mining
22
32
59
243
3,949.8
7,332.4
5,789.7
4,368.4
9,739.5
11,700.9
Plantation & Commodities
18
4
1,104
382
501.5
672.0
0.0
0.0
501.5
672.0
Total
54
48
1,450
930
4,520.1
8,049.4
5,789.7
4,368.4
10,309.8
12,417.8
F Key Economic Indicators

2017 2018 f
Population 32.0 Million 32.9 Million
GDP

RM1,174.3 billion

RM1,228.8 billion

GDP Growth 5.9% 5.4%
Per Capita Income RM40,093  
(USD9,556)

RM42,777  
(USD9,840)

Inflation Rate (CPI) 3.7% 2.5 - 3.5%
Labour Force

14.9 million

NA

Unemployment 3.4% 3.3%

f: forecast
p: provisional data
NA: Not Available

Source: Ministry of Finance Malaysia

For latest updates, visit http://www.treasury.gov.my/index.php/en/economy/key-economic-indicator.html

Malaysia's External Trade Performance

2017 Jan - Oct 2018 f
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM934.9 billion

RM829.9 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM836.4 billion

RM727.9 billion
Major Exports Products


  • Electrical & electronic Products
  • Petroleum products
  • Chemicals & chemical products
  • Manufacturer of metal
  • Palm oil & palm oil based agricultural products
Major Export Markets
  • China
  • Singapore
  • USA
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Japan
  • Thailand

f: final
p: provisional data
NA: Not Available

Sources:

1. Malaysian Economic Report 2018
2. Matrade's Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the Month of October and The Period of January-October 2018

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 Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V
Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Population 32.0 million (2017)
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 September 2018

No. Applications Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
1. e-Tariff                          
  •      PC1 for Agriculture 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0       2
  •      PC2 162 154 177 169 142 109 163 149 110       1335
  •      PC2-1 21 20 21 29 16 20 28 28 17       200
  •      SPM1 44 22 19 17 22 10 2 13 14       163
  •      SPM2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0       3
  •      PCServices 4 4 7 7 6 5 16 4 4       57
2. e-BizMatch 5 2 2 7 6 0 2 1 1       26
3. e-Newsletter 14 1 6 9 9 12 14 10 14       89
4. e-Recruitment 353 371 359 461 310 161 263 181 297       2756
5. APR e-Survey 684 187 70 65 13 236 0 0 1044       2299
  Total 1,287 762 661 767 524 553 489 386 1,501       6,930

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

Last Updated : Friday 18th January 2019