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Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, JANUARY - MARCH 2019 & 2018

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Investment
(RM million) *
Jan-Mar 2019 2018 (R) Jan-Mar 2019 2018 (R) Jan-Mar 2019 2018 (R) Jan-Mar 2019 2018 (R) Jan-Mar 2019 2018 (R)
Primary Sector 19 63 247 1,648 1,396.9 4,874.6 1,014.7 6,034.2 2,411.6 10,908.7
Manufacturing Sector 214 721 22,973 59,294 5,172.2 29,353.5 20,226.3 58,022.1 25,398.5 87,375.6
Services Sector 1,445 4,234 18,003 68,792 18,017.6 89,993.5 8,082.4 16,077.2 26,100.1 106,070.7
Total 1,678 5,018 41,223 129,734 24,586.8 124,221.5 29,323.4 80,133.5 53,910.2 204,355.1

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

B Investment Data (Manufacturing Sector)
Overview: Projects Approved, January - March 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Mar, 2019 2018
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

135 79 214 386 335 721

Potential Employment

12,954 10,019 22,973 36,455 22,839 59,294

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

11,160.7 14,237.9 25,398.5 61,791.4 25,584.3 87,375.6

- Domestic

4,483.7 688.5 5,172.2 21,458.6 7,894.9 29,353.5

- Foreign

6,677.0 13,549.3 20,226.3 40,332.8 17,689.3 58,022.1

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Mar, 2019 2018
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

135 79 214 386 335 721

Potential Employment

12,954 10,019 22,973 36,455 22,839 59,294

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

2,735.5 3,489.7 6,225.1 14,925.5 6,179.8 21,105.2

- Domestic

1,098.9 168.8 1,267.7 5,183.2 1,907.0 7,090.2

- Foreign

1,636.5 3,320.9 4,957.4 9,742.2 4,272.8 14,015.0

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

Jan-Mar 2019 : US$1 = RM4.08

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by Major Country, January - March 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Mar, 2019 2018
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM million) No. Foreign Investment (RM million)
USA 15 11,493.9 18 3,155.0
China 22 4,406.0 40 19,673.3
Singapore 24 2,227.1 82 1,834.0
Japan 5 552.3 63 4,133.3
British Virgin Islands 1 547.7 5 2,768.5
Netherlands 4 355.2 10 8,336.9
Korea, Rep. 5 245.1 10 2,495.4

US Dollar - US

Jan-Mar, 2019 2018
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD million) No. Foreign Investment
(USD million)
USA 15 2,817.1 18 762.1
China 22 1,079.9 40 4,752.0
Singapore 24 545.9 82 443.0
Japan 5 135.4 63 998.4
British Virgin Islands 1 134.2 5 668.7
Netherlands 4 87.1 10 2,013.7
Korea, Rep. 5 60.1 10 602.7

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

Jan-Mar 2019 : US$1 = RM4.08

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by State, January - March 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Mar 2019 2018
State No. Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM million)
No. Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(RM million)
Pulau Pinang 41 376.2 8,472.6 8,848.9 108 2,087.6 3,693.4 5,781.0
Kedah 10 187.4 7,398.6 7,586.0 41 759.5 1,626.8 2,386.3
Johor 34 1,424.6 1,005.4 2,430.0 144 6,474.6 24,040.1 30,514.7
Selangor 75 954.1 567.5 1,521.6 241 8,110.4 10,837.0 18,947.4
Perak 13 585.1 849.0 1,434.1 37 949.1 937.8 1,886.9
Sarawak 5 218.9 1,043.9 1,262.8 11 6,400.6 2,259.1 8,659.7
Pahang 11 722.4 244.6 967.0 15 456.5 7,571.9 8,028.4
Sabah 3 527.3 126.7 654.0 13 181.4 45.9 227.3
Negeri Sembilan 12 138.0 412.5 550.6 40 826.4 1,604.4 2,430.8
Terengganu 3 11.7 50.0 61.8 11 320.9 4,582.5 4,903.4
Perlis 1 0.0 53.3 53.3 1 8.0 0.0 8.0
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 3 17.4 0.0 17.4 10 141.4 25.6 167.1
Kelantan 1 5.8 0.0 5.8 6 76.7 24.6 101.2
Melaka 2 3.2 2.1 5.3 42 2,479.3 773.1 3,252.4
W.P. Labuan - - - - 1 81.0 0.0 81.0
Total 214 5,172.2 20,226.3 25,398.5 721 29,353.5 58,022.1 87,375.6

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Mar 2019 2018
State No. Domestic Investment
(USD million)
Foreign Investment (USD million) Total Proposed Capital Investment
(USD million)
No. Domestic Investment
(USD million)
Foreign Investment
(USD million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment
(USD million)
Pulau Pinang 41 92.2 2,076.6 2,168.8 108 504.2 892.1 1,396.4
Kedah 10 45.9 1,813.4 1,859.3 41 183.4 393.0 576.4
Johor 34 349.2 246.4 595.6 144 1,563.9 5,806.8 7,370.7
Selangor 75 233.9 139.1 372.9 241 1,959.0 2,617.6 4,576.7
Perak 13 143.4 208.1 351.5 37 229.3 226.5 455.8
Sarawak 5 53.7 255.9 309.5 11 1,546.0 545.7 2,091.7
Pahang 11 177.1 60.0 237.0 15 110.3 1,829.0 1,939.2
Sabah 3 129.2 31.1 160.3 13 43.8 11.1 54.9
Negeri Sembilan 12 33.8 101.1 134.9 40 199.6 387.5 587.2
Terengganu 3 2.9 12.3 15.1 11 77.5 1,106.9 1,184.4
Perlis 1 0.0 13.1 13.1 1 1.9 0.0 1.9
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 3 4.3 0.0 4.3 10 34.2 6.2 40.4
Kelantan 1 1.4 0.0 1.4 6 18.5 5.9 24.5
Melaka 2 0.8 0.5 1.3 42 598.9 186.7 785.6
W.P. Labuan - - - - 1 19.6 0.0 19.6
Total 214 1,267.7 4,957.4 6,225.1 721 7,090.2 14,015.0 21,105.2

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

Jan-Mar 2019 : US$1 = RM4.08

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by Major Industry, January - March 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan-Mar 2019 2018
No. Domestic Investment (RM million) Foreign Investment (RM million) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM million) No. Domestic Investment (RM million) Foreign Investment (RM million) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM million)
Electronics &Electrical Products 31 216.2 15,401.3 15,617.5 56 467.1 10,712.6 11,179.6
Paper,Printing & Publishing 10 652.2 2,303.8 2,956.0 30 449.1 4,987.2 5,436.4
Transport Equipment 11 1,156.8 630.7 1,787.4 61 1,217.9 691.8 1,909.6
Plastic Products 21 710.4 220.9 931.3 61 682.2 1,182.0 1,864.2
Natural Gas 1 506.8 126.7 633.5 - - - -
Chemical & Chemical Products 23 225.9 350.0 575.8 68 564.0 4,436.1 5,000.1
Food Manufacturing 25 250.3 273.5 523.8 63 1,293.6 514.8 1,808.4

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan-Mar 2019 2018
No. Domestic Investment (USD million) Foreign Investment (USD million) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD million) No. Domestic Investment (USD million) Foreign Investment (USD million) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD million)
Electronics &Electrical Products 31 53.0 3,774.8 3,827.8 56 112.8 2,587.6 2,700.4
Paper,Printing & Publishing 10 159.9 564.7 724.5 30 108.5 1,204.6 1,313.1
Transport Equipment 11 283.5 154.6 438.1 61 294.2 167.1 461.3
Plastic Products 21 174.1 54.1 228.3 61 164.8 285.5 450.3
Natural Gas 1 124.2 31.1 155.3 - - - -
Chemical & Chemical Products 23 55.4 85.8 141.1 68 136.2 1,071.5 1,207.7
Food Manufacturing 25 61.4 67.0 128.4 63 312.5 124.3 436.8

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

Jan - Mar 2019 : US$1 = RM4.08

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, JANUARY-MARCH 2019 & 2018

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Investment
(RM million) *
Services Sub-Sector Jan-Mar 2019 2018 Jan-Mar 2019 2018 Jan-Mar 2019 2018 Jan-Mar 2019 2018 Jan-Mar 2019 2018
Global Establishments 34 204 111 2,010 0.0 3,080.1 42.2 4,378.3 42.2 7,458.4
Support Services 121 346 620 4,278 467.2 4,381.9 83.7 652.1 550.9 5,034.0
MSC Status  0 107 0 3,339 0.0 729.6 0.0 341.9 0.0 1,071.5
Transport 1 12 0 0 54.0 578.3 0.0 220.5 54.0 798.9
Real Estate 748 968 NA NA 11,047.4 45,147.5 0.0 2,742.4 11,047.4 47,890.0
Utilities NA NA 3 10 4,009.8 9,836.1 0.0 0.0 4,009.8 9,836.1
Telecommunications** 0 508 NA NA 0.0 8,613.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 8,613.5
Distributive Trade 342 1,263 14,034 43,676 442.9 2,409.7 7,796.8 4,847.4 8,239.7 7,257.0
Hotel &Tourism 31 63 2,348 4,135 1,815.8 3,925.4 2.3 716.7 1,818.0 4,642.1
Financial Services  4 47 13 105 67.9 8,950.9 117.8 744.4 185.7 9,695.3
Health Services 0 11 0 4,374 0.0 1,647.2 0.0 986.2 0.0 2,633.4
Education Services 164 704 874 6,837 112.5 682.7 39.7 447.3 152.2 1,130.0
Other Services 0 1 0 28 0.0 10.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.7
   Total 1,445 4,234 18,003 68,792 18,017.6 89,993.5 8,082.4 16,077.2 26,100.1 106,070.7

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

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, JANUARY - MARCH 2019 & 2018

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment    
(RM million) *
Total Investment      
(RM million) *
Jan- Mar 2019 2018 Jan- Mar 2019 2018 Jan- Mar 2019 2018 Jan- Mar 2019 2018 Jan- Mar 2019 2018
Agriculture 4 14 189 287 43.5 68.8 0.0 0.0 43.5 68.8
Mining 13 26 32 59 1,213.5 4,204.0 1,014.7 6,034.2 2,228.2 10,238.1
Plantation & Commodities 2 23 26 1,302 140.0 601.8 0.0 0.0 140.0 601.8
Total 19 63 247 1,648 1,396.9 4,874.6 1,014.7 6,034.2 2,411.6 10,908.7

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

F Key Economic Indicators

2018 2019 f
Population 32.4 Million 33.3 Million
GDP

RM1,431.4 billion

RM1,530.3 billion

GDP Growth 5.8% 6.9%
Per Capita Income RM42,937 (USD10,321) RM44,686 (USD10,741)
Inflation Rate (CPI)  1.5 - 2.5%  2.5 - 3.5%
Labour Force

15.3 million

15.6 million

Unemployment 3.3 % 3.3 %

f: forecast

Exchange rate: USD1 - RM4.16 (June 2019)

Source: Ministry of Finance Malaysia

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

Malaysia's External Trade Performance

2018 p Jan-Mar 2019 p
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM998.3 billion

RM236.0 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM 877.8 billion

RM199.1 billion
Major Exports Products
(Q1, 2019)


  • Electrical & electronic Products
  • Petroleum Products
  • Chemicals & Chemical Products
  • LNG
  • Palm Oil & Palm Oil Based Agriculture
Major Export Markets
(Q1, 2019)
  • Singapore
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Thailand


p: provisional data

Source:   Matrade's Press Release: Trade Performance March 2019 and January - March 2019

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 XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah
Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Population 33.3 million (2019f)
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 February 2019

No. Applications Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
1. e-Tariff                          
  •      PC1 for Agriculture 0 0                     0
  •      PC2 151 160                     311
  •      PC2-1 24 20                     44
  •      SPM1 57 50                     107
  •      SPM2 2 0                     2
  •      SPM3 21 13                     34
  •      PCServices 11 8                     19
2. e-BizMatch 3 7                     10
3. e-Newsletter 20 13                     33
4. e-Recruitment 397 170                     567
5. APR e-Survey 144 33                     177
  Total 830 474                     1,304

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

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آخر تحديث لل : Wednesday 17th July 2019