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Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, 2019 & 2018

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment 
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment 
(RM million) *
Total Investment 
(RM million) *
 2019 2018 2019 2018  2019 2018  2019 2018  2019 2018
Primary Sector
65
63
1,026
1,648
3,207.9
4,874.6
3,823.5
6,034.2
7,031.4
10,908.7
Manufacturing Sector
988
721
78,606
59,294
28,840.7
29,353.5
53,891.9
58,022.1
82,732.5
87,375.6
Services Sector
4,087
4,234
44,811
68,792
93,440.9
89,993.5
24,664.2
16,077.2
118,105.1
106,070.7
Total
5,140
5,018
124,443
129,734
125,489.5
124,221.5
82,379.6    
80,133.5
207,869.1
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, 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

2019 2018
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

535 453 988 386 335 721

Potential Employment

47,000 31,606 78,606 36,455 22,839 59,294

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

45,203.4 37,529.1 82,732.5 61,791.4 25,584.3 87,375.6

- Domestic

17,977.3 10,863.4 28,840.7 21,458.6 7,894.9 29,353.5

- Foreign

27,226.1 26,665.8 53,891.9 40,332.8 17,689.3 58,022.1

US Dollar - USD

2019 2018
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

535 453 988 386 335 721

Potential Employment

47,000 31,606 78,606 36,455 22,839 59,294

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

11,052.2 9,175.8 20,228.0 14,925.4 6,179.8 21,105.2

- Domestic

4,395.4 2,656.1 7,051.5 5,183.2 1,907.0 7,090.2

- Foreign

6,656.7 6,519.8 13,176.5 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

2019 : US$1 = RM4.09

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by Major Country, 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

2019 2018
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM million) No. Foreign Investment (RM million)
China 79 15,300.3 40 19,673.3
USA 37 14,226.2 18 3,155.0
Singapore 118 5,614.2 82

1,834.0

Taiwan 28 5,235.9 18 678.7
Japan 53 3,792.2 63 4,133.3
United Kingdom 8 1,765.5 10 434.7
British Virgin Islands 5 1,388.0 5 2,768.5

US Dollar - US

2019 2018
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD million) No. Foreign Investment
(USD million)
China 79 3,740.9 40 4,752.0
USA 37 3,478.3 18 762.1
Singapore 118 1,372.7 82 443.0
Taiwan 28 1,280.2 18 163.9
Japan 53 927.2 63 998.4
United Kingdom 8 431.7 10 105.0
British Virgin Islands 5 339.4 5 668.7

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

2019 : US$1 = RM4.09

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by State, 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

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)
Selangor 315 6,625.4 10,414.9 17,040.2 241 8,110.4 10,837.0 18,947.4
Pulau Pinang 166 1,854.9 15,000.4 16,855.4 108 2,087.6 3,693.4 5,781.0
Kedah 54 3,390.9 8,086.0 11,476.9 41 759.5 1,626.8 2,386.3
Johor 209 4,916.5 6,538.7 11,455.2 144 6,474.6 24,040.1 30,514.7
Perak 72 4,969.0 1,624.3 6,593.2 37 949.1 937.8 1,886.9
Sabah 15 1,603.2 4,853.0 6,456.2 13 181.4 45.9 227.3
Pahang 34 1,004.5 3,938.5 4,943.0 15 456.5 7,571.9 8,028.4
Negeri Sembilan 44 2,259.1 1,306.7 3,565.7 40 826.4 1,604.4 2,430.8
Sarawak 18 837.4 1,745.1 2,582.5 11 6,400.6 2,259.1 8,659.7
Melaka 35 609.5 269.9 879.3 42 2,479.3 773.1 3,252.4
Terengganu 8 588.8 50.0 638.8 11 320.9 4,582.5 4,903.4
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 12 169.5 4.7 174.2 10 141.4 25.6 167.1
Perlis 1 0.0 53.3 53.3 1 8.0 0.0 8.0
Kelantan 5 12.1 6.4 18.5 6 76.7 24.6 101.2
W.P. Labuan - - - - 1 81.0 0.0 81.0
Total 988 28,840.7 53,891.9 82,732.5 721 29,353.5 58,022.1 87,375.6
                 

US Dollar - USD

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)
Selangor 315 1,619.9 2,546.4 4,166.3 241 1,959.0 2,617.6 4,576.7
Pulau Pinang 166 453.5 3,667.6 4,121.1 108 504.2 892.1 1,396.4
Kedah 54 829.1 1,977.0 2,806.1 41 183.4 393.0 576.4
Johor 209 1,202.1 1,598.7 2,800.8 144 1,563.9 5,806.8 7,370.7
Perak 72 1,214.9 397.1 1,612.0 37 229.3 226.5 455.8
Sabah 15 392.0 1,186.6 1,578.5 13 43.8 11.1 54.9
Pahang 34 245.6 963.0 1,208.6 15 110.3 1,829.0 1,939.2
Negeri Sembilan 44 552.3 319.5 871.8 40 199.6 387.5 587.2
Sarawak 18 204.7 426.7 631.4 11 1,546.0 545.7 2,091.7
Melaka 35 149.0 66.0 215.0 42 598.9 186.7 785.6
Terengganu 8 144.0 12.2 156.2 11 77.5 1,106.9 1,184.4
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 12 41.4 1.2 42.6 10 34.2 6.2 40.4
Perlis 1 0.0 13.0 13.0 1 1.9 0.0 1.9
Kelantan 5 3.0 1.6 4.5 6 18.5 5.9 24.5
W.P. Labuan - - - - 1 19.6 0.0 19.6
Total 988 7,051.5 13,176.5 20,228.0 721 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

2019 : US$1 = RM4.09

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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Projects Approved by Major Industry, 2019 and 2018

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry 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 157 3,866.1 21,793.5 25,659.6 56 467.1 10,712.6
11,179.6
Paper,Printing & Publishing 47 1,067.8 9,687.1 10,754.9 30 449.1 4,987.2
5,436.4
Transport Equipment 66 6,449.1 1,547.38,046.4 61 1,217.9 691.8
1,909.6
Non-Metallic Mineral Products 44 2,551.7 4,305.2 6.856.9 39 718.1 1,725.2
2,443.3
Chemical & Chemical Products 88 2,103.3 2,648.6 4,751.9 68 564.0 4,436.1
5,000.1
Rubber Products 27 1,562.1 3,018.5 4,580.5 21 1,547.2 3,053.4
4,600.6
Machinery & Equipment 103 1,581.1 2,880.9 4,461.9 88 1,508.8 904.5
2,413.3

US Dollar - USD

Industry 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 157 945.3 5,328.5 6,273.8 56 112.8 2,587.6 2,700.4
Paper,Printing & Publishing 47 261.1 2,368.5 2,629.6 30 108.5 1,204.6 1,313.1
Transport Equipment 66 1,589.0 378.3 1,967.3 61 294.2 167.1 461.3
Non-Metallic Mineral Products 44 623.9 1,052.6 1,676.5 39 173.4 416.7 590.2
Chemical & Chemical Products 88 514.3 647.6 1,161.8 68 136.2 1,071.5 1,207.7
Rubber Products 27 381.9 738.0 1,119.9 21 373.7 737.5 1,111.3
Machinery & Equipment 103 386.6 704.4 1,090.9 88 364.4 218.5 582.9

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

2019 : US$1 = RM4.09

2018 : US$1 = RM4.14

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C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, 2019 & 2018

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million)*
Total Investment
(RM million)*
Services Sub-Sector 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018
Global Establishments 169 204 1,058 2,010 0.0 3,080.1 11,751.4 4,378.3 11,751.4 7,458.4
Support Services 536 346 4,065 4,278 4,748.4 4,381.9 908.3 652.1 5,656.7 5,034.0
MSC Status  0 107 0 3,339 0.0 729.6 0.0 341.9 0.0 1,071.5
Transport 8 12 410 0 411.4 578.3 70.0 220.5 481.4 798.9
Real Estate 1,279 968 0 NA 40,852.6 45,147.5 0.0 2,742.4 40,852.6 47,890.0
Utilities NA NA 3 10 32,575.6 9,836.1 0.0 0.0 32,575.6 9,836.1
Telecommunications** 402 508 0 NA 4,980.1 8,613.5 0.0 0.0 4,980.1 8,613.5
Distributive Trade 1,136 1,263 30,379 43,676 1,172.3 2,409.7 10,525.4 4,847.4 11,697.8 7,257.0
Hotel &Tourism 71 63 5,625 4,135 4,815.4 3,925.4 301.9 716.7 5,117.3 4,642.1
Financial Services  24 47 119 105 3,426.6 8,950.9 718.0 744.4 4,144.6 9,695.3
Health Services 7 11 772 4,374 110.5 1,647.2 227.6 986.2 338.1 2,633.4
Education Services 453 704 2,320 6,837 347.7 682.7 121.6 447.3 469.3 1,130.0
Other Services 2 1 60 28 0.3 10.7 40.0 0.0 40.2 10.7
   Total 4,087 4,234 44,811 68,792 93,440.9 89,993.5 24,664.2 16,077.2 118,105.1 106,070.7

Note :
* : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
** : Data is only up to September 2019
NA: Data not available

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, 2019 & 2018

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)*
Foreign Investment    
(RM million)*
Total Investment      
(RM million)*
2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018
Agriculture 9 14 407 287 135.1 68.8 0.0 0.0 135.1 68.8
Mining 38 26 106 59 2,781.4 4,204.0 3,823.5 6,034.2 6,604.9 10,238.1
Plantation & Commodities 18 23 513 1,302 291.4 601.8 0.0 0.0 291.4 601.8
Total 65 63 1,026 1,648 3,207.9 4,874.6 3,823.5 6,034.2 7,031.4 10,908.7

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

E Investment Performance

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Year Media Statement Report / Infographic / Presentation Slide
2019 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
N/A Presentation Slides
Q3/2019 English
N/A N/A N/A N/A
IH/2019 English
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Q1/2019 English
N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
Presentation Slides
2017 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
Presentation Slides
Q3/2017 English
N/A N/A N/A N/A
1H 2017 English
Bahasa Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
2016 English
Bahasa Malaysia English

Bahasa Malaysia

Presentation Slides
Q2/2016 English
Bahasa Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
Q1/2016 English Bahasa Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
2015 English Bahasa Malaysia
English

Bahasa Malaysia

Presentation Slides
Q3/2015 English (Overall)
N/A N/A N/A
Q3/2015 English (Manufacturing) N/A N/A N/A
1H2015 English
N/A N/A N/A Presentation Slides
Q1/2015 English
N/A N/A N/A Presentation Slides
2014 English Bahasa Malaysia English
Bahasa Malaysia
Infographic /Infografik Presentation Slides
2013 English Bahasa Malaysia English Bahasa Malaysia N/A
Q3/2013 English N/A N/A N/A N/A
Q2/2013 English
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Q1/2013 English N/A N/A N/A Presentation Slides
2012 English Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
Presentation Slides
2011 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
Presentation Slides
2010 English Bahasa Malaysia
N/A N/A N/A
2009 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Corrigendum
Bahasa Malaysia
N/A
2008 English Bahasa Malaysia
English
Corrigendum
Bahasa Malaysia
N/A
2007 English Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
N/A
2006 English Bahasa Malaysia
English
Corrigendum
Bahasa Malaysia
N/A
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 Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd. Yassin
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
1
2
             
3
  •      PC2
151
160
203
166
153
             
833
  •      PC2-1
24
20
18
25
23
             
110
  •      SPM1
57
50
46
41
47
             
241
  •      SPM2
2
0
0
0
0
             
2
  •      SPM3
21
13
18
22
11
             
85
  •      PCServices
11
8
2
7
4
             
32
2. e-BizMatch
3
7
             
10
3. e-Newsletter
             
0
4. e-Recruitment
397
170
270
312
205
             
1354
5. APR e-Survey
144
33
9
8
1
             
195
  Total
810
461
566
582
446
             
2,865

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

Last Updated : Friday 3rd July 2020