A total of US$35 billion (RM106.36 billion) in Islamic bonds were issued in 2007, with Malaysia contributing some US$25 billion that year.
However, she declined to give an estimate on the total value of sukuks BNM and SC have approved for this year.
“You’ll have to wait and see,” she said.
Speaking earlier at the launch, Zeti said 2011 looked set to be an “exciting” year for the global Islamic finance industry after sukuk issuance last year surpassed that of 2009 by some 20 per cent.
Malaysia leads the world in sukuk issuances, follow by Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Bahrain.
Malaysia’s current share of the global sukuk market stands at 62 per cent, according to the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM).
The association also put the outstanding amount for government sukuks as of February 16 at RM81.5 billion, with RM45 billion set to mature this year.