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 Investment Data (Overall)

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

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017
Primary Sector 34 48 1,039 930 3,801.3 8,049.4 5,333.1 4,368.4 9,134.4 12,417.8
Manufacturing Sector 287 687 25,165 56,421 5,024.4 42,141.8 15,237.8 21,543.0 20,262.2 63,684.8
Services Sector 2,025 4,873 33,977 82,150 44,921.2 96,032.0 5,967.8 28,506.8 50,889.0 124,538.8
Total 2,346 5,608 60,181 139,501 53,746.9 146,223.2 26,538.6 54,418.2 80,285.5 200,641.4

Note (R) : Revised figures

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - June 2018 2017
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

154 133 287 327 360 687

Potential Employment

16,930 8,235 25,165 29,775 26,646 56,421

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

15,023.2 5,239.0 20,262.2 39,493.5 24,191.3 63,684.8

- Domestic

2,823.8 2,200.6 5,024.4 31,804.7 10,337.1 42,141.8

- Foreign

12,199.4 3,038.4 15,237.8 7,688.8 13,854.1 21,543.0

US Dollar - USD

Jan - June 2018 2017
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

154 133 287 327 360 687

Potential Employment

16,930 8,235 25,165 29,775 26,646 56,421

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

3,718.6 1,296.8 5,015.4 9,727.5 5,958.4 15,685.9

- Domestic

699.0 544.7 1,243.7 7,833.7 2,546.1 10,379.8

- Foreign

3,019.7 752.1 3,771.7 1,893.8 3,412.4 5,306.1

Summation of totals may not be exact due to rounding difficulties

2018 : US$1 = RM4.04

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

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

Projects Approved by Major Country, Jan - June 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - June 2018 2017
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM) No. Foreign Investment (RM)
China 17 6,557.6 21 3,854.5
Korea, Rep. 5 2,415.3 8 659.3
Japan 25 1,558.7 41 1,310.7
Singapore 29 841.5 100 2,307.0
France 4 591.1 4 414.1
Indonesia 5 578.1 1 0.5
Hong Kong 5 467.4 10 1,494.5

US Dollar - US

Jan - June 2018 2017
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD) No. Foreign Investment (USD)
China 17 1,623.2 21 949.4
Korea, Rep. 5 597.9 8 162.4
Japan 25 385.8 41 322.8
Singapore 29 208.3 100 568.2
France 4 146.3 4 102.0
Indonesia 5 143.1 1 0.1
Hong Kong 5 115.7 10 368.1

2018 : US$1 = RM4.04

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

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

Projects Approved by State, Jan - June 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - June 2018 2017
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)
Terengganu 4 35.8 4,163.6 4,199.4 4 37.5 35.6 73.1
Pahang 7 70.7 3,723.8 3,794.5 19 2,138.9 823.1 2,962.0
Selangor 83 1,524.6 1,571.3 3,095.8 202 3,427.6 2,164.9 5,592.5
Sarawak 4 45.7 2,238.8 2,284.4 20 10,182.9 351.5 10,534.4
Pulau Pinang 50 1,268.3 716.1 1,984.4 120 2,271.4 8,540.5 10,811.9
Johor 52 580.7 1,112.9 1,693.6 146 16,825.1 5,102.7 21,927.8
Negeri Sembilan 20 492.1 1,108.1 1,600.2 28 382.3 724.1 1,106.5
Kedah 22 288.2 482.9 771.2 41 1,374.9 1,160.1 2,535.0
Perak 16 315.4 49.1 364.5 45 1,673.1 334.0 2,007.1
Melaka 17 203.8 14.8 218.6 37 2,396.9 2,257.8 4,654.7
W.P. Labuan 1 81.0 0.0 81.0 - - - -
Sabah 4 49.6 19.8 69.5 14 740.2 45.0 785.2
Kelantan 3 51.6 10.9 62.5 1 4.2 0.0 4.2
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 4 16.9 25.6 42.5 7 161.9 3.6 165.5
Perlis - - - - 3 525.0 0.0 525.0
Total 287 5,024.4 15,237.8 20,262.2 687 42,141.8 21,543.0 63,684.8

US Dollar - USD

Jan - June 2018 2017
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)
Terengganu 4 8.9 1,030.6 1,039.5 4 9.2 8.8 18.0
Pahang 7 17.5 921.7 939.2 19 526.8 202.7 729.6
Selangor 83 377.4 388.9 766.3 202 844.2 533.2 1,377.5
Sarawak 4 11.3 554.2 565.5 20 2,508.1 86.6 2,594.7
Pulau Pinang 50 313.9 177.3 491.2 120 559.5 2,103.6 2,663.0
Johor 52 143.7 275.5 419.2 146 4,144.1 1,256.8 5,400.9
Negeri Sembilan 20 121.8 274.3 396.1 28 94.2 178.4 272.5
Kedah 22 71.3 119.5 190.9 41 338.6 285.7 624.4
Perak 16 78.1 12.1 90.2 45 412.1 82.3 494.4
Melaka 17 50.4 3.7 54.1 37 590.4 556.1 1,146.5
W.P. Labuan 1 20.1 0.0 20.1 - - - -
Sabah 4 12.3 4.9 17.2 14 182.3 11.1 193.4
Kelantan 3 12.8 2.7 15.5 1 1.0 0.0 1.0
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 4 4.2 6.3 10.5 7 39.9 0.9 40.8
Perlis - - - - 3 129.3 0.0 129.3
Total 287 1,243.7 3,771.7 5,015.4 687 10,379.8 5,306.1 15,685.9

2018 : US$1 = RM4.04

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

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

Projects Approved by Major Industry, Jan - June 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan - June 2018 2017
No. Domestic Investment (RM) Foreign Investment (RM) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM) No. Domestic Investment (RM) Foreign Investment (RM) Total Proposed Capital Investment (RM)
Basic Metal Products 13 236.1 5,658.8 5,894.9 15 171.4 11.8 183.2
Rubber Products 10 143.8 3,480.9 3,624.8 19 850.2 380.8 1,231.0
Chemical & Chemical Products 29 145.2 2,205.9 2,351.1 65 1,728.1 2,420.4 4,148.5
Machinery & Equipment 48 718.8 593.3 1,312.0 77 1,431.3 755.0 2,186.3
Petroleum Products (Incl.Petrochemicals) 3 486.0 739.0 1,225.0 9 16,310.8 340.2 16,651.1
Transport Equipment 26 652.0 435.6 1,087.5 79 3,346.2 1,502.3 4,848.5
Plastic Products 24 349.0 642.9 991.9 33 306.5 407.7 714.2

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan - June 2018 2017
No. Domestic Investment (USD) Foreign Investment (USD) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD) No. Domestic Investment (USD) Foreign Investment (USD) Total Proposed Capital Investment (USD)
Basic Metal Products 13 58.4 1,400.7 1,459.1 15 42.2 2.9 45.1
Rubber Products 10 35.6 861.6 897.2 19 209.4 93.8 303.2
Chemical & Chemical Products 29 35.9 546.0 581.9 65 425.6 596.2 1,021.8
Machinery & Equipment 48 177.9 146.8 324.8 77 352.5 186.0 538.5
Petroleum Products (Incl.Petrochemicals) 3 120.3 182.9 303.2 9 4,017.4 83.8 4,101.2
Transport Equipment 26 161.4 107.8 269.2 79 824.2 370.0 1,194.2
Plastic Products 24 86.4 159.1 245.5 33 75.5 100.4 175.9

2018 : US$1 = RM4.04

2017 : US$1 = RM4.06

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

C Investment Data (Services Sector)

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

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
Services Sub-Sector Jan-June
2018
2017 Jan-June
2018
2017 Jan-June
2018
2017 Jan-June
2018
2017 Jan-June
2018
2017
Global Establishments 100 224 791 1,975 468.8 760.0 275.9 12,932.4 744.7 13,692.4
Support Services 137 194 1,378 5,040 3,626.8 3,201.5 873.0 1,579.8 4,499.7 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 6 16 0 434 246.0 4,277.3 77.1 237.6 323.0 4,515.0
Real Estate 656 973 NA NA 27,119.2 43,214.7 1,427.6 2,452.8 28,546.8 45,667.5
Utilities NA NA 8 27 2,929.3 8,456.6 0.0 0.0 2,929.3 8,456.6
Telecommunications* 126 562 NA NA 1,348.0 9,705.2 0.0 0.0 1,348.0 9,705.2
Distributive Trade 551 1,752 19,487 47,634 615.7 3,449.4 2,128.2 5,967.8 2,743.9 9,417.1
Hotel &Tourism 22 70 1,526 5,107 1,019.3 8,933.7 364.2 355.0 1,383.6 9,288.7
Financial Services  25 44 43 104 5,402.6 10,364.6 357.9 1,423.4 5,760.5 11,788.0
Health Services 7 3 2,549 392 1,051.3 374.8 76.0 70.3 1,127.3 445.2
Education Services 288 711 4,856 4,866 338.6 442.3 34.3 50.8 373.0 493.1
Other Services 0 9 0 293 0.0 135.9 0.0 0.6 0.0 136.5
   Total 2,025 4,873 33,977 82,150 44,921.2 96,032.0 5,967.8 28,506.8 50,889.0 124,538.8

Note NA : Data not available
* : Data for telecommunications is only up to March 2018 

(R) : Revised figures

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

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

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment    
(RM million)
Total Investment      
(RM million)
Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017 Jan-June 2018 2017
Agriculture 11 12 221 305 38.7 44.9 0.0 0.0 38.7 44.9
Mining 16 32 18 243 3,450.8 7,332.4 5,333.1 4,368.4 8,783.9 11,700.9
Plantation & Commodities 7 4 800 382 311.8 672.0 0.0 0.0 311.8 672.0
Total 34 48 1,039 930 3,801.3 8,049.4 5,333.1 4,368.4 9,134.4 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 f Jan - July 2018 p
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM935.4 billion

RM568.7 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM836.4 billion

RM499.9 billion
Major Exports Products


  • Electrical and Electronic Products
  • Petroleum Products
  • Chemicals & Chemical Products
  • Crude petroleum
  • Manufacturer of metal
Major Export Markets
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Thailand

f: final
p: provisional data
NA: Not Available

Sources: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade)
- Matrade's Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the month of July and the period of January-July 2018


Sources:

1. Malaysian Economic Report 2018

2. *Matrade Press Release: Malaysia's Trade Performance for the Year 2017

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.

القائمة سريعة
آخر تحديث لل : Friday 7th December 2018