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Investment Data (Overall)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, JANUARY-JUNE 2020 & 2019

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment 
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment 
(RM million) *
Total Investment 
(RM million) *
Jan-June  2020 2019 Jan-June  2020 2019 Jan-June  2020 2019 Jan-June  2020 2019  Jan-June  2020 2019
Primary Sector 11 66 56 1,026 388.3 3,218.4 82.7 3,799.9 471.0 7,018.3
Manufacturing Sector 398 988 26,940 78,606 17,875.4 28,840.7 17,802.3 53,891.9 35,677.7 82,732.5
Services Sector 1,316 4,233 10,114 44,441 26,989.1 96,968.4 1,652.2 24,664.2 28,641.3 121,632.6
Total 1,725 5,287 37,110 124,073 45,252.8 129,027.5 19,537.1 82,356.0 64,790.0 211,383.5

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 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

388 352 740 535 453 988

Potential Employment

35,099 16,073 51,172 47,000 31,606 78,606

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

47,442.1 17,893.0 65,335.1 45,203.4 37,529.1 82,732.5

- Domestic

19,198.2 6,702.9 25,901.1 17,425.1 10,863.4 28,288.5

- Foreign

28,243.9 11,190.0 39,433.9 27,778.3 26,665.8 54,444.1

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

388 352 740 535 453 988

Potential Employment

35,099 16,073 51,172 47,000 31,606 78,606

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

11,404.4 4,301.2 15,705.6 11,052.2 9,175.8 20,228.0

- Domestic

4,615.0 1,611.3 6,226.2 4,260.4 2,656.1 6,916.5

- Foreign

6,789.4 2,689.9 9,479.3 6,791.8 6,519.7 13,311.5

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

Jan-Sep 2020 : US$1 = RM4.16
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >>  Overview: Manufacturing Projects Approved, January-September 2020 and 2019

 

Projects Approved by Major Country, January - September 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM million) No. Foreign Investment (RM million)
China 58 16,768.7 79 15,300.3
Singapore 85 7,616.5 118 5,614.2
Switzerland 9 2,762.4 2 126.2
USA 20 2,324.3 37 14,226.2
Netherlands 8 1,854.6 11 997.4
Thailand 4 1,843.4 3 94.0
Japan 38 1,466.6 53 3,792.2

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD million) No. Foreign Investment
(USD million)
China 58 4,030.9 79 3,740.9
Singapore 85 1,830.9 118 1,372.7
Switzerland 9 664.0 2 30.9
USA 20 558.7 37 3,478.3
Netherlands 8 445.8 11 243.9
Thailand 4 443.1 3 23.0
Japan 38 352.6 53 927.2

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

Jan-Sep 2020 : US$1 = RM4.16
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >> Manufacturing Projects Approved by Major Country, January-September 2020 and 2019

Projects Approved by State, January - September 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
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)
Sarawak 19 438.2 15,370.8 15,809.0 18 837.4 1,745.1 2,582.5
Sabah 12 11,849.2 11.5 11,860.6 15 1,603.2 4,853.0 6,456.2
Pulau Pinang 108 1,783.3 8,824.2 10,607.5 166 1,854.9 15,000.4 16,855.4
Selangor 234 4,600.5 2,699.7 7,300.2 315 6,625.4 10,414.9 17,040.2
Johor 165 2,319.5 3,395.2 5,714.7 209 4,916.5 6,538.7 11,455.2
Pahang 24 309.2 2,817.1 3,126.3 34 452.3 4,490.7 4,943.0
Negeri Sembilan 24 1,440.9 754.3 2,195.3 44 2,259.1 1,306.7 3,565.7
Kedah 59 857.6 1,096.6 1,954.2 54 3,390.9 8,086.0 11,476.9
Terengganu 7 69.6 1,817.0 1,886.7 8 588.8 50.0 638.8
Perak 39 771.7 1,017.0 1,788.7 72 4,969.0 1,624.3 6,593.2
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 11 172.8 1,047.5 1,220.4 12 169.5 4.7 174.2
Melaka 32 617.3 583.0 1,200.3 35 609.5 269.9 879.3
Perlis 4 612.9 0.0 612.9 1 0.0 53.3 53.3
Kelantan 1 37.1 0.0 37.1 5 12.1 6.4 18.5
W.P. Labuan 1 21.1 0.0 21.1 - - - -
Total 740 25,901.1 39,433.9 65,335.1 988 28,288.5 54,444.1 82,732.5

US Dollar - USD

Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
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)
Sarawak 19 105.3 3,694.9 3,800.3 18 204.7 426.7 631.4
Sabah 12 2,848.4 2.8 2,851.1 15 392.0 1,186.6 1,578.5
Pulau Pinang 108 428.7 2,121.2 2,549.9 166 453.5 3,667.6 4,121.1
Selangor 24 1,105.9 649.0 1,754.9 34 1,619.9 2,546.4 4,166.3
Johor 234 557.6 816.1 1,373.7 315 1,202.1 1,598.7 2,800.8
Pahang 165 74.3 677.2 751.5 209 110.6 1,098.0 1,208.6
Negeri Sembilan 24 346.4 181.3 527.7 44 552.3 319.5 871.8
Kedah 59 206.2 263.6 469.8 54 829.1 1,977.0 2,806.1
Terengganu 7 16.7 436.8 453.5 8 144.0 12.2 156.2
Perak 39 185.5 244.5 430.0 72 1,214.9 397.1 1,612.0
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 11 41.5 251.8 293.4 12 41.4 1.2 42.6
Melaka 32 148.4 140.2 288.5 35 149.0 66.0 215.0
Perlis 4 147.3 0.0 147.3 1 0.0 13.0 13.0
Kelantan 1 8.9 0.0 8.9 5 3.0 1.6 4.5
W.P. Labuan 1 5.1 0.0 5.1 - - - -
Total 740 6,226.2 9,479.3 15,705.6 988 6,916.5 13,311.5 20,228.0

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

Jan-Sep 2020 : US$1 = RM4.16
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >>  Manufacturing Projects Approved by State, January-September 2020 and 2019

Projects Approved by Major Industry, January - September 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
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)
Petroleum Products (Inc. Petrochemicals) 11 12,749.0 2,210.2 14,959.2 19 2,066.8 1,099.0 3,165.8
Basic Metal Products 11 303.7 14,172.2 14,475.9 10 263.3 431.1 694.4
Electrical & Electronics 102 1,459.8 6,192.0 7,651.8 157 3,866.1 21,793.5 25,659.6
Machinery & Equipment 63 1,087.1 4,663.7 5,750.8 103 1,581.1 2,880.9 4,461.9
Chemicals & Chemical Products 56 582.2 3,963.7 4,545.8 88 2,103.3 2,648.6 4,751.9
Food Manufacturing 86 2,126.2 916.5 3,042.7 98 2,490.0 1,306.6 3,796.6
Transport Equipment 56 1,680.9 1,358.7 3,039.6 66 6,499.1 1,547.3 8,046.4

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan-Sep 2020 2019 (R)
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)
Petroleum Products (Inc. Petrochemicals) 11 3,064.7 531.3 3,596.0 19 505.3 268.7 774.0
Basic Metal Products 11 73.0 3,406.8 3,479.8 10 64.4 105.4 169.8
Electrical & Electronics 102 350.9 1,488.5 1,839.4 157 945.3 5,328.5 6,273.8
Machinery & Equipment 63 261.3 1,121.1 1,382.4 103 386.6 704.4 1,090.9
Chemicals & Chemical Products 56 139.9 952.8 1,092.7 88 514.3 647.6 1,161.8
Food Manufacturing 86 511.1 220.3 731.4 98 608.8 319.5 928.3
Transport Equipment 56 404.1 326.6 730.7 66 1,589.0 378.3 1,967.3

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

Jan-Sep 2020 : US$1 = RM4.16
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >>  Manufacturing Projects Approved by Major Industry, January-September 2020 and 2019

C Investment Data (Services Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN SERVICES SECTORS, JANUARY- JUNE 2020 & 2019

  Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Investment
(RM million) *
Services Sub-Sector Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019
Global Establishments 63 169 195 1,058 0.0 0.0 88.8 11,751.4 88.8 11,751.4
Support Services 406 536 3,249 4,065 2,048.5 4,748.4 382.2 908.3 2,430.7 5,656.7
MSC Status  11 0 770 0 234.9 0.0 138.8 0.0 373.6 0.0
Transport 3 9 0 0 52.9 431.4 7.1 70.0 60.1 501.4
Real Estate 397 1,279 NA NA 12,169.8 40,852.6 0.0 0.0 12,169.8 40,852.6
Utilities NA NA 0 3 9,425.5 33,083.7 0.0 0.0 9,425.5 33,083.7
Telecommunications** 127 537 NA NA 1,266.0 7,979.0 0.0 0.0 1,266.0 7,979.0
Distributive Trade 163 1,136 4,665 30,379 11.2 1,172.3 365.6 10,525.4 376.7 11,697.8
Hotel &Tourism 21 71 580 5,625 508.9 4,815.4 19.0 301.9 527.9 5,117.3
Financial Services  12 24 122 119 1,175.3 3,426.6 650.8 718.0 1,826.1 4,144.6
Health Services 0 7 0 772 0.0 110.5 0.0 227.6 0.0 338.1
Education Services 109 463 455 2,360 39.6 348.2 0.0 121.6 39.6 469.8
Other Services 4 2 78 60 56.5 0.3 0.0 40.0 56.5 40.2
   Total 1,316 4,233 10,114 44,441 26,989.1 96,968.4 1,652.2 24,664.2 28,641.3 121,632.6

Note :
* : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
** : Data is only up to March 2020
NA: Data not available

D Investment Data (Primary Sector)

APPROVED PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN PRIMARY SECTORS, JANUARY- JUNE 2020 & 2019

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)*
Foreign Investment   (RM million)* Total Investment      
(RM million)*
Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019 Jan-June 2020 2019
Agriculture 0 9 0 407 0.0 135.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 135.1
Mining 6 38 24 106 385.8 2,791.7 82.7 3,799.9 468.5 6,591.7
Plantation & Commodities 5 19 32 513 2.5 291.6 0.0 0.0 2.5 291.6
Total 11 66 56 1,026 388.3 3,218.4 82.7 3,799.9 471.0 7,018.3

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
Q3/2020 English

N/A

N/A N/A N/A
IH/2020 English

N/A

N/A N/A N/A
Q1/2020 English
Bahasa Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
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

2019f Jan-July 2020 p
Total Export (f.o.b)

RM995.1billion

RM541.5 billion

Total Import (c.i.f)

RM 849.4 billion

RM451.8 billion
Major Exports Products
(Jan-July, 2020)


  • Electrical & electronic Products
  • Petroleum Products
  • Chemicals & Chemical Products
  • Palm Oil & Palm Oil Based Agriculture
  • Optical & Scientific Equipment
Major Export Markets
(Jan-July, 2020)
  • China
  • Singapore
  • USA
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Japan
  • Thailand

p: provisional data

Source:    Matrade's Press Release: Trade Performance : July 2020 and January - July 2020

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 May 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-Recruitment
397
170
270
312
205
             
1354
4. APR e-Survey
144
33
9
8
1
             
195
  Total
810
461
566
582
446
             
2,865
Last Updated : Tuesday 24th November 2020