Top Malaysian Imports from the World
In 2017, Malaysia bought US$195.2 billion worth of imported products down by -5.2% since 2013 but up by 15.9% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from China

China's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$38.3 billion or 19.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $12.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.5 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $1.2 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $891.4 million
  9. Aluminum: $776.1 million
10. Vehicles: $683.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$21.6 billion or 11.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $946.2 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $724.2 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $609.7 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $592.6 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $255 million
  9. Clocks, watches: $245.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $182.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from the US

America's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$16.1 billion or 8.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $962.7 million
  5. Ships, boats: $638.7 million
  6. Plastics: $508.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $296.5 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $245.3 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $207.5 million
10. Oil seed: $203.8 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$14.8 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $875 million
  5. Plastics: $824.4 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $648.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $551.4 million
  8. Copper: $539.9 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $515.1 million
10. Rubber: $295.3 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$12.8 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $710.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $634.2 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $482.4 million
  5. Plastics: $368.5 million
  6. Rubber: $224.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $210.8 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $184.1 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $139.3 million
10. Copper: $108.6 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$11.2 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  4. Rubber: $1.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $542.3 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $389.4 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $338.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $146.3 million
  9. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $140.8 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$128 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$8.8 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $906.4 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $636.3 million
  4. Copper: $481.9 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $431.9 million
  6. Machinery: $426.2 million
  7. Vehicles: $296.3 million
  8. Paper: $265.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $214.9 million
10. Plastics: $208.5 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$8.5 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $911.2 million
  4. Iron and steel: $573.1 million
  5. Rubber: $483.9 million
  6. Plastics: $462.8 million
  7. Ships, boats: $432 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $300.3 million
  9. Copper: $290.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $277.6 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from India

India's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$6.3 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  2. Aluminum: $425.9 million
  3. Iron and steel: $410 million
  4. Meat: $400.3 million
  5. Machinery: $368.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $323.7 million
  7. Copper: $228.5 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $218.4 million
  9. Zinc: $142.7 million
10. Vegetables: $122.6 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$6.1 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $974.5 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $439.9 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $187.3 million
  6. Plastics: $177.8 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $152.5 million
  8. Paper: $93.7 million
  9. Copper: $87.9 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $74.8 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$5.3 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $350.8 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $275.9 million
  4. Iron and steel: $235.2 million
  5. Rubber: $206 million
  6. Machinery: $197.9 million
  7. Glass: $196.1 million
  8. Cereals: $140.5 million
  9. Footwear: $121.2 million
10. Fish: $103.1 million
Fastest-Growing Malaysian Imports 2017
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