FDI slips to lowest since 2009 due to pandemic

  • Economy
  • Friday, 18 Jun 2021

The manufacturing sector continued to see firm investments, especially the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry.

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM14.6 billion in 2020, down 54.8 per cent from RM32.4 billion in 2019, the lowest since 2009.

However, as of end-2020, the FDI position registered a higher value of RM698.8 billion, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) said in a statement on the country’s FDI and direct investment abroad (DIA) for 2020 today.

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