Top Malaysian Imports from the World
In 2016, Malaysia bought US$168.5 billion worth of imported products down by -14.1% since 2012 and down by -4.3% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from China

China's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$34.3 billion or 20.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $10.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.7 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.3 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $1.1 billion
  7. Aluminum: $858.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $856.2 million
  9. Vehicles: $677.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $658.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$17.5 billion or 10.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  4. Plastics: $910.8 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $559.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $535.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $515 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $238.1 million
  9. Cereals: $211.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $183.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$13.8 billion or 8.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $816.6 million
  5. Plastics: $719.9 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $636.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $519.2 million
  8. Copper: $412 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $370.5 million
10. Rubber: $268.4 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from the US

America's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$13.4 billion or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1 billion
  5. Plastics: $447.2 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $272.4 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $213 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $183.8 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $176.6 million
10. Oil seed: $175.3 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$10.2 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  4. Rubber: $995.4 million
  5. Plastics: $505.2 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $242.4 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $220.1 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $187.1 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $160.4 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$118.3 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$10.1 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $752.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $539.4 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $465.4 million
  5. Plastics: $333.1 million
  6. Rubber: $193.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $192 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $140.6 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $126.5 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $110.1 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$8.9 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  3. Ships, boats: $1 billion
  4. Machinery: $910.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $536.3 million
  6. Plastics: $514.5 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $441.5 million
  8. Rubber: $312.5 million
  9. Copper: $268.5 million
10. Iron or steel products: $232.6 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$7.1 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $748.2 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $479.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $407.4 million
  5. Copper: $401.7 million
  6. Machinery: $372 million
  7. Vehicles: $300 million
  8. Clocks and watches: $272 million
  9. Paper: $251.7 million
10. Plastics: $183.4 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$5.7 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $954.3 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $423.1 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $202.3 million
  6. Plastics: $161.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $146.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $86.4 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $79.2 million
10. Paper: $78.2 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$4.5 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $234.6 million
  3. Rubber: $197.8 million
  4. Machinery: $197.4 million
  5. Glass: $140.9 million
  6. Iron and steel: $122 million
  7. Footwear: $115.9 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $92 million
  9. Cocoa: $80.1 million
10. Fish: $73.3 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from India

India's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$4 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $870.6 million
  2. Meat: $381.2 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $267.8 million
  4. Machinery: $254.7 million
  5. Copper: $251.3 million
  6. Aluminum: $217.1 million
  7. Iron and steel: $205.4 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $165.4 million
  9. Vegetables: $122 million
10. Cocoa: $120.1 
Fastest-Growing Malaysian Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis