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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook mineral industries of Asia and the Pacific 1992
Year 1992, Volume 3 (1992)

Wu, John C.
Malaysia,   pp. [248]-258 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)


Page 255

THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF MALAYSIA—.l992  255generating capacity
by 800
MW to 6,200 MW by 1995. Under the company plan, Malaysia's electricity-generating
capacity will be expanded to 10,000 MW by the year 2000. 
OUTLOOK 
 The oil and gas industry will continue to dominate the mineral industry
of Malaysia because of its contribution to the Malaysian economy. The crude
petroleum production capacity will be raised to 750,000 bbl/d when EPMI and
PETRONAS complete their three-stage development of the Dulang Oilfield offshore
Terengganu in 1994. Production of natural gas should also increase to more
than 65 Mm3/d in the next 2 to 3 years because of the growing demand for
natural gas by the manufacturers of LNG and nitrogen fertilizer materials
in the Bintulu area of Sarawak as well as by the manufacturing and utility
industries in western and southern peninsular Malaysia. 
 The tin industry is expected to remain depressed in 1993, unless the market
prices of tin recover substantially from the continued low prices in 1992.
Production of copper concentrate at the Mamut Mine in Sabah is expected to
operate at the rate of 120,000 mt/a until 1997. Production capacity of the
cement industry will expand by 2.2 Mmt/a to 9.5 Mmt/a in the next 3 years
as the growing demand for cement by the construction industry continues.
Malaysia should emerge as an important producer of LNG, nitrogen fertilizer
materials, and petrochemical products in Southeast Asia when all of the announced
investment plans are successfully implemented in the next 3 years. 
 According to the Finance Ministry's Economic Report 1992/1993, Malaysia
economy was projected to grow at 8 % in 1993. The manufacturing and construction
sectors will grow at 14 % and 1 1 % , respectively, while the mining sector
will suffer a negative growth rate of 1. 1 % in 1993. Malaysia's foreign
debt, which stood at $17 billion in 1992 compared with $16 billion in 1991,
will continue to mount because of increased 
borrowing from abroad for upgrading the country's major ports, Federal highways
in peninsular Malaysia, and other economic development projects in various
parts of the country. However, the Finance Ministry expected the national
debt service ratio will continue its steady decline from 6.2% in 1991 to
5.6% in 1992 because of a steady increase in Malaysia's trade surplus. 
 ' Where appropriate, values have been converted from 
Malaysia ringgits (M$) to U.S. dollars at the rate of 
M$2.75=US$l.OO in 1991 and M$2.55.US$l.® in 
1992. 
 2South-EastAsia Mining Letter (London). New Mineral Investment Policy for
Malaysia Outline. V. 4, No. 2, Jan. 31, 1992, p. 1; v. 4, No. 24, Dec. 23,
1992, p. 2. 
 ' Metal Bulletin (London). Malaysia Gets a New AluminumSmeltór.
No.
7713, Sept. 10, 1992, p. 11. 
 4Geological Survey of Malaysia. Annual Report 1991 , pp. 122-23. 
 ' South-East Asia Mining Lefter (London). Malaysia, Punjom Gold Presence
Confirmed. v. 4, No. 1 1 , June 26, 1992,p.3. 
 6Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong). Briefmg, Kuala Lumpur Agrees To
Take Over Sabah Project. v. 155, No. 15, Apr. 15, 1992, p. 71. 
 7Metal Bulletin (London). Malaysia Mills Buy Sabah DR Plant. No. 7731, Nov.
12, 1992, p. 25. 
 ' The NikkeiWeekly (Tokyo). Malaysia PlantShutdown 
Seen as Social Issues; Venture To Appeal Factory Closure 
Order. V. 30, No. 1527, July 25, 1992, p. 1 and pp. 31- 
32; and Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong). 
Briefmg, Malaysia's Waste Case Appealed. v. 156. No. 
33, Aug. 20, 1992, p. 67. 
 ' Hitox Corp. of America. 10-K Report 1991, pp. 3-4; and 10-K Report 1992,
pp. 3-5. 
 ' °Japan Metal Bulletin (Tokyo). Mitsubishi To Enter Into a Joint
ventore
of LNG in Malaysia. No. 5650, June 2, l992,p. 1. 
 ~ Economist (London). Malaysia. V. 59, No. 7, July 1992, p. 34. 
 nOiland Gas Journal. Worldwide Look at Reserves and Production. V. 90, No.
52. Dec. 28, 1992. p. 44. 
 "Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong). Idemitsu Pull Out. v. 155,
No.
38, Sept. 24, 1992, p. 109. 
OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION 
Agencies 
The Ministry of Primary Industry: 
 Department of Mines 
1 ith Floor, West Block 
Wisma Selangor Dredging 
 142 C, Jalan Ampang, 
50656 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Geological Survey of Malaysia 
20th Floor, Tabung Haji Building 
Jalan Tun Razak, P.O. Box 11110 
50736 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Tin Industry (Research and Development) 
Board 
8th Floor, West Block 
Wisma Selangor Dredging 
 142 C, Jalan Ampang, P.O. Box 12560 
50782 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Publications 
Ministry of Primary Industry, Kuala Lumpur: 
Department of Mines: Statistics on Mining 
Industry in Malaysia, monthly; Bulletin on 
Mining Statistics, quarterly; and Bulletin of 
 Statistics Relating to the Mining Industry of 
Malaysia, annually. 
Geological Survey of Malaysia: Annual Report. 
Tin Industry (Research and Development) Board: Malaysia Tin Bulletin, quarterly.
Department of Statistics, Malaysia, Kuala 
Lumpur: 
 Statistical Bulletin, Malaysia, monthly; 
 YearbookofStatistics, Malaysia; Statistical 
 Bulletin, Sarawak, annually; and Statistical 
 Bulletin, Sabah, annually. 
Malaysian Chamber ofMines, Kuala Lumpur: 
Year Book. 
Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Kuala Lumpur: 
Malaysia Industrial Digest, quarterly. 


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