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 Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, 2017 & 2016

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R)
Primary Sector 48 41 930 836 8,049.4 4,925.2 4,368.4 3,303.6 12,417.8 8,228.8
Manufacturing Sector 687 733 56,421 64,120 42,141.8 31,075.3 21,543.0 27,417.4 63,684.8 58,492.7
Services Sector 4,731 4,392 82,172 89,535 92,238.3 117,772.2 28,824.6 28,416.6 121,062.9 146,188.8
Total 5,466 5,166 139,523 154,491 142,429.5 153,772.7 54,736.0 59,137.6 197,165.5 212,910.3

Note (R) : Revised figures

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

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

Number

78 59 137 327 360 687

Potential Employment

10,860 5,577 16,437 29,775 26,646 56,421

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

9,088.4 3,422.3 12,510.7 39,493.5 24,191.3 63,684.8

- Domestic

896.5 1639.3 2535.8 31804.7 10337.1 42141.8

- Foreign

8191.9 1783.0 9974.9 7688.8 13854.2 21543.0

US Dollar - USD

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

Number

78 59 137 327 360 687

Potential Employment

10,860 5,577 16,437 29,775 26,646 56,421

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

2,354.5 886.6 3,241.1 9,727.5 5,958.4 15,685.9

- Domestic

232.2 424.7 656.9 7,833.7 2,546.1 10,379.8

- Foreign

2,122.3 461.9 2,584.2 1,893.8 3,412.3 5,306.1

Summation of totals may not be exact due to rounding difficulties

2018 : US$1 = RM4.06

2017 : US$1 = RM3.86 

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - March 2018 2017
Country No. Foreign Investment
(RM)
No. Foreign Investment (RM)
China 9 6,193,179,020 21 3,854,496,774
France 4 591,117,323 4 414,112,676
Indonesia 1 571,900,000 1 474,864
Japan 10 550,315,674 41 1,310,744,379
Singapore 17 306,520,495 100 2,306,974,199
USA 8 303,762,566 18 1,107,236,209
Hong Kong 1 258,815,000 10 1,494,462,898

US Dollar - US

Jan - March 2018 2017
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM) No. Foreign Investment (RM)
China 9 1,604,450,523 21 949,383,442
France 4 153,139,203 4 101,998,196
Indonesia 1 148,160,622 1 116,962
Japan 10 142,568,827 41 322,843,443
Singapore 17 79,409,455 100 568,220,246
USA 8 78,694,965 18 272,718,278
Hong Kong 1 67,050,518 10 368,094,310

2018 : US$1 = RM4.06

2017 : US$1 = RM3.86

Projects Approved by State, Jan - March 2018 and 2017

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan - March 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  3 0 4,163,610,000 4,163,610,000 4 37,508,416 35,615,300 73,123,716
Pahang 3 962,450 3,453,398,000 3,454,360,450 19 2,138,864,364 823,137,947 2,962,002,310
Negeri Sembilan  10 668,632,596 510,435,469 1,179,068,065 28 382,323,197 724,145,947 1,106,469,144
Pulau Pinang 22 438,860,367 580,469,562 1,019,329,929 120 2,271,389,590 8,540,493,588 10,811,883,178
Johor  31 468,700,897 399,384,499 868,085,396 146 16,825,064,701 5,102,708,911 21,927,773,612
Selangor  35 426,893,004 385,756,650 812,649,654 202 3,427,583,083 2,164,898,536 5,592,481,619
Kedah  8 79,982,203 425,673,272 505,655,475 41 1,374,858,158 1,160,094,013 2,534,952,171
Perak  9 235,716,169 14,088,799 249,804,968 45 1,673,125,203 333,969,245 2,007,094,448
Melaka 7 100,142,233 0 100,142,233 37 2,396,891,660 2,257,779,699 4,654,671,359
Sarawak 3 45,650,000 0 45,650,000 20 10,182,900,344 351,489,945 10,534,390,289
Sabah 2 26,559,060 16,485,940 43,045,000 14 740,228,719 45,017,489 785,246,208
Kelantan  2 40,300,992 0 40,300,992 1 4,200,000 0 4,200,000
W.P. - Kuala Lumpur 2 3,355,716 25,632,293 28,988,009 7 161,868,215 3,606,778 165,474,993
Perlis  - - - - 3 525,000,000 0 525,000,000
TOTAL 137 2,535,755,687 9,974,934,484 12,510,690,171 687 42,141,805,651 21,542,957,396 63,684,763,047

US Dollar - USD

Jan - March 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  3 0 1,078,655,440 1,078,655,440 4 9,238,526 8,772,241 18,010,767
Pahang 3 249,339 894,662,694 894,912,034 19 526,813,883 202,743,337 729,557,219
Negeri Sembilan  10 173,220,880 132,237,168 305,458,048 28 94,168,275 178,361,071 272,529,346
Pulau Pinang 22 113,694,396 150,380,716 264,075,111 120 559,455,564 2,103,569,849 2,663,025,413
Johor  31 121,425,103 103,467,487 224,892,590 146 4,144,104,606 1,256,824,855 5,400,929,461
Selangor  35 110,594,043 99,936,956 210,530,998 202 844,232,287 533,226,240 1,377,458,527
Kedah  8 20,720,778 110,278,050 130,998,828 41 338,635,014 285,737,442 624,372,456
Perak  9 61,066,365 3,649,948 64,716,313 45 412,099,804 82,258,435 494,358,238
Melaka 7 25,943,584 0 25,943,584 37 590,367,404 556,103,374 1,146,470,778
Sarawak 3 11,826,425 0 11,826,425 20 2,508,103,533 86,573,878 2,594,677,411
Sabah 2 6,880,585 4,270,969 11,151,554 14 182,322,345 11,088,051 193,410,396
Kelantan  2 10,440,672 0 10,440,672 1 1,034,483 0 1,034,483
W.P. - Kuala Lumpur 2 869,356 6,640,490 7,509,847 7 39,869,018 888,369 40,757,387
Perlis  - - - - 3 129,310,345 0 129,310,345
TOTAL 137 656,931,525 2,584,179,918 3,241,111,443 687 10,379,755,086 5,306,147,142 15,685,902,228

2018 : US$1 = RM4.06

2017 : US$1 = RM3.86

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan - March 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)
Rubber Products 3 6,478,000 3,453,398,000 3,459,876,000 19 850,200,149 380,760,311 1,230,960,460
Basic Metal Products 4 15,195,500 2,969,964,500 2,985,160,000 15 171,425,154 11,819,534 183,244,688
Chemical & Chemical Products 14 95,869,790 1,511,603,216 1,607,473,006 65 1,728,055,661 2,420,414,448 4,148,470,109
Plastic Products 11 204,877,912 524,425,714 729,303,626 33 306,518,973 407,716,245 714,235,218
Machinery & Equipment 17 409,554,390 312,075,760 721,630,150 77 1,431,279,393 755,028,972 2,186,308,365
Petroleum Products (Incl.Petrochemicals) 2 576,786,500 35,113,500 611,900,000 9 16,310,840,934 340,217,507 16,651,058,441
Transport Equipment 14 128,408,435 419,700,892 548,109,327 79 3,346,186,176 1,502,278,712 4,848,464,888

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan - March 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)
Rubber Products 3 1,678,238 894,662,694 896,340,933 19 209,408,904 93,783,328 303,192,232
Basic Metal Products 4 3,936,658 769,420,855 773,357,513 15 42,222,944 2,911,215 45,134,160
Chemical & Chemical Products 14 24,836,733 391,607,051 416,443,784 65 425,629,473 596,161,194 1,021,790,667
Plastic Products 11 53,077,179 135,861,584 188,938,763 33 75,497,284 100,422,720 175,920,004
Machinery & Equipment 17 106,102,174 80,848,642 186,950,816 77 352,531,870 185,967,727 538,499,597
Petroleum Products (Incl.Petrochemicals) 2 149,426,554 9,096,762 158,523,316 9 4,017,448,506 83,797,416 4,101,245,921
Transport Equipment 14 33,266,434 108,730,801 141,997,235 79 824,183,787 370,019,387 1,194,203,174

2018 : US$1 = RM4.06

2017 : US$1 = RM3.86

C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, 2017 & 2016

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)
Foreign Investment
(RM million)
Total Investment
(RM million)
Services Sub-Sector 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R) 2017 2016 (R)
Global Establishments 225 211 2,028 2,611 760.0 1,563.6 13,250.2 12,534.7 14,010.2 14,098.3
Support Services 194 284 5,040 4,547 3,201.5 8,517.1 1,579.8 1,038.3 4,781.3 9,555.4
MSC Status  315 336 16,278 18,171 2,716.0 3,533.5 3,436.4 2,897.0 6,152.4 6,430.5
Transport 16 15 434 280 4,277.3 1,991.5 237.6 70.0 4,514.9 2,061.5
Real Estate 973 680 NA NA 43,214.7 62,502.0 2,452.8 1,584.4 45,667.5 64,086.4
Utilities NA NA 27 0 8,456.6 10,576.8 0.0 0.0 8,456.6 10,576.8
Telecommunications* 421 586 NA NA 5,912.1 10,613.9 0.0 0.0 5,912.1 10,613.9
Distributive Trade 1,750 1,449 47,603 52,052 3,448.8 3,575.2 5,967.7 5,687.0 9,416.5 9,262.2
Hotel &Tourism 70 97 5,107 6,217 8,933.7 3,363.0 355.0 1,317.4 9,288.7 4,680.4
Financial Services  44 43 104 74 10,364.6 10,614.1 1,423.4 3,073.7 11,788.0 13,687.8
Health Services 3 4 392 266 374.8 184.7 70.3 3.8 445.1 188.5
Education Services 711 669 4,866 4,683 442.3 417.0 50.8 155.1 493.1 572.1
Bionexus Status & Software 9 18 293 634 135.9 319.8 0.6 55.2 136.5 375.0
   Total 4,731 4,392 82,172 89,535 92,238.3 117,772.2 28,824.6 28,416.6 121,062.9 146,188.8

Note NA : Data not available
* : Data for telecommunications is only up to September 2017 

(R) : Revised figures

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, 2017 & 2016

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

2017

2016

2017

2016 2017 2016
Agriculture 12 16 305 529 44.9 69.4 0.0 0.0 44.9 69.4
Mining 32 19 243 68 7,332.5 4,289.7 4,368.4 3,303.6 11,700.9 7,593.3
Plantation & Commodities 4 6 382 239 672.0 566.1 0.0 0.0 672.0 566.1
Total 48 41 930 836 8,049.4 4,925.2 4,368.4 3,303.6 12,417.8 8,228.8
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.

Last Updated : Monday 15th October 2018