By Jason Ng

KUALA LUMPUR---Malaysia's current account surplus fell 19% to 16.0 billion ringgit ($5.04 billion) in the second quarter mainly because of a lower goods account surplus, the Department of Statistics said Friday.

The goods account surplus was 30.1 billion ringgit in the April-June period, the department said. This compares with a 33.6 billion ringgit surplus recorded a year earlier.

Portfolio investments registered a net inflow of 6.9 billion ringgit versus a net outflow of 13.4 billion ringgit in the first three months of the year.

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