Foreign direct investment into Malaysia surged to MYR 12.88 billion in the December quarter 2018 the most since first quarter of 2017, from MYR 4.30 billion in the previous period. Considering 2018 the whole year, foreign direct investment into the country amounted to MYR 32.65 billion, lower than MYR 40.42 billion in the prior year. Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia averaged 13485.06 MYR Million from 2008 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 37325.00 MYR Million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a record low of 2452.00 MYR Million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia is expected to be 12500.00 MYR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia to stand at 7500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 15900.00 MYR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.