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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

B Investment Data (Manufacturing Sector)
Overview: Projects Approved, January - June 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-June 2020 2019
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

209 189 398 535 453 988

Potential Employment

18,036 8,904 26,940 47,000 31,606 78,606

Total Capital Investment (RM Million)

24,712.6 10,965.1 35,677.7 45,203.4 37,529.1 82,732.5

- Domestic

14,365.7 3,509.7 17,875.4 17,977.3 10,863.4 28,840.7

- Foreign

10,346.9 7,455.4 17,802.3 27,226.1 26,665.8 53,891.9

US Dollar - USD

Jan-June 2020 2019
New Exp/Div Total New Exp/Div Total

Number

209 189 398 535 453 988

Potential Employment

18,036 8,904 26,940 47,000 31,606 78,606

Total Capital Investment (USD Million)

5,774.0 2,561.9 8,335.9 11,052.2 9,175.8 20,228.0

- Domestic

3,356.5 820.0 4,176.5 4,395.4 2,656.1 7,051.5

- Foreign

2,417.5 1,741.9 4,159.4 6,656.7 6,519.8 13,176.5

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

Jan-June 2020 : US$1 = RM4.28

2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >> Overview: Manufacturing Projects Approved, Jan-June 2020 and 2019

 

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-June 2020 2019
Country No. Foreign Investment (RM million) No. Foreign Investment (RM million)
Singapore 52 4,739.6 118 5,614.2
Switzerland 7 2,748.4 2 126.2
USA 7 2,157.2 37 14,226.2
China 32 1,936.4 79 15,300.3
Thailand 2 1,821.5 3 94.0
Korea, Republic 5 1,374.8 15 914.1
Japan 22 1,107.1 53 3,792.2

US Dollar - US

Jan-June 2020 2019
Country No. Foreign Investment (USD million) No. Foreign Investment
(USD million)
Singapore 52 1,107.4 118 1,372.7
Switzerland 7 642.1 2 30.9
USA 7 504.0 37 3,478.3
China 32 452.4 79 3,740.9
Thailand 2 425.6 3 23.0
Korea, Republic 5 321.2 15 223.5
Japan 22 258.7 53 927.2

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

Jan-June 2020 : US$1 = RM4.28

2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >>  Manufacturing Projects Approved by Major Country, Jan-June 2020 and 2019

Projects Approved by State, January - June 2020 & 2019

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Jan-June 2020 2019
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)
Sabah 8 11,715.5 11.5 11,727.0 15 1,603.2 4,853.0 6,456.2
Pulau Pinang 61 694.0 8,422.3 9,116.3 166 1,854.9 15,000.4 16,855.4
Johor 89 1,168.3 2,435.5 3,603.7 209 4,916.5 6,538.7 11,455.2
Selangor 122 1,826.8 1,559.5 3,386.4 315 6,625.4 10,414.9 17,040.2
Terengganu 2 9.1 1,813.9 1,823.0 8 588.8 50.0 638.8
Kedah 35 666.2 1,077.5 1,743.7 54 3,390.9 8,086.0 11,476.9
Sarawak 10 64.9 1,446.0 1,510.9 18 837.4 1,745.1 2,582.5
Perak 23 615.4 238.0 853.4 72 4,969.0 1,624.3 6,593.2
Negeri Sembilan 12 461.9 340.9 802.8 44 2,259.1 1,306.7 3,565.7
Melaka 21 387.7 400.3 788.0 35 609.5 269.9 879.3
Pahang 9 172.6 56.8 229.4 34 1,004.5 3,938.5 4,943.0
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 5 49.8 0.0 49.8 12 169.5 4.7 174.2
Perlis 1 43.2 0.0 43.2 1 0.0 53.3 53.3
Kelantan - - - - 5 12.1 6.4 18.5
TOTAL 398 17,875.4 17,802.3 35,677.7 988 28,840.7 53,891.9 82,732.5

US Dollar - USD

Jan-June 2020 2019
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)
Sabah 8 2,737.3 2.7 2,740.0 15 392.0 1,186.6 1,578.5
Pulau Pinang 61 162.1 1,967.8 2,130.0 166 453.5 3,667.6 4,121.1
Johor 89 273.0 569.0 842.0 209 1,202.1 1,598.7 2,800.8
Selangor 122 426.8 364.4 791.2 315 1,619.9 2,546.4 4,166.3
Terengganu 2 2.1 423.8 425.9 8 144.0 12.2 156.2
Kedah 35 155.7 251.8 407.4 54 829.1 1,977.0 2,806.1
Sarawak 10 15.2 337.9 353.0 18 204.7 426.7 631.4
Perak 23 143.8 55.6 199.4 72 1,214.9 397.1 1,612.0
Negeri Sembilan 12 107.9 79.6 187.6 44 552.3 319.5 871.8
Melaka 21 90.6 93.5 184.1 35 149.0 66.0 215.0
Pahang 9 40.3 13.3 53.6 34 245.6 963.0 1,208.6
W.P. Kuala Lumpur 5 11.6 0.0 11.6 12 41.4 1.2 42.6
Perlis 1 10.1 0.0 10.1 1 0.0 13.0 13.0
Kelantan - - - - 5 3.0 1.6 4.5
TOTAL 398 4,176.5 4,159.4 8,335.9 988 7,051.5 13,176.5 20,228.0

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

Jan-June 2020 : US$1 = RM4.28

2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >>  Manufacturing Projects Approved by State, Jan-June 2020 and 2019

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

Ringgit Malaysia - RM

Industry Jan-June 2020 2019
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 (Incl.Petrochemicals) 5 11,707.7 1,871.2 13,578.9 19 2,066.8 1,099.0 3,165.8
Machinery & Equipment 33 599.4 4,594.0 5,193.4 103 1,581.1 2,880.9 4,461.9
Electrical & Electronics 58 1,192.0 3,771.0 4,963.1 157 3,866.1 21,793.5 25,659.6
Food Manufacturing 52 1,495.5 571.2 2,066.7 98 2,490.0 1,306.6 3,796.6
Scientific & Measuring Equipment 16 76.5 1,894.6 1,971.1 14 110.3 2,409.4 2,519.8
Transport Equipment 32 451.5 1,334.9 1,786.4 66 6,499.1 1,547.3 8,046.4
Chemicals & Chemical Products 34 272.3 1,338.9 1,611.2 88 2,103.3 2,648.6 4,751.9

US Dollar - USD

Industry Jan-June 2020 2019
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 (Incl.Petrochemicals) 5 2,735.4 437.2 3,172.6 19 505.3 268.7 774.0
Machinery & Equipment 33 140.0 1,073.4 1,213.4 103 386.6 704.4 1,090.9
Electrical & Electronics 58 278.5 881.1 1,159.6 157 945.3 5,328.5 6,273.8
Food Manufacturing 52 349.4 133.5 482.9 98 608.8 319.5 928.3
Scientific & Measuring Equipment 16 17.9 442.7 460.5 14 27.0 589.1 616.1
Transport Equipment 32 105.5 311.9 417.4 66 1,589.0 378.3 1,967.3
Chemicals & Chemical Products 34 63.6 312.8 376.5 88 514.3 647.6 1,161.8

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

Jan-June 2020 : US$1 = RM4.28

2019: US$1 = RM4.09

Download PDF >> Manufacturing Projects Approved by Major Industry, Jan-June 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
IH/2020 English

N/A

N/A N/A N/A
Q1/2020 English

N/A

N/A N/A N/A
2019 English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Bahasa Malaysia
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

f: final data
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-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 25th September 2020