Foreign direct investment into Malaysia increased to MYR 3.95 billion in the third quarter of 2018, compared to a record low of MYR 2.84 billion in the previous period and MYR 11.74 billion in the same period a year earlier. In 2017, foreign direct investment into the country amounted to MYR 41.04 billion, below MYR 47.18 billion in 2016. 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 2843.00 MYR Million in the second quarter of 2018.
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.