Top Malaysian Imports from the World
In 2015, Malaysia bought US$176.2 billion worth of imported products down by -6.1% since 2011 and down by -15.6% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from China

China's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$33.2 billion or 18.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $10.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.5 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  5. Aluminum: $1 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $970.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $937.3 million
  8. Vehicles: $684.3 million
  9. Oil: $623.9 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $579.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$21.1 billion or 12% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $975 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $778.8 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $620.2 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $576.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $283.1 million
  9. Ships, boats: $258.3 million
10. Nickel: $244.2 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from the US

America's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$14.2 billion or 8.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $942.1 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $470.8 million
  6. Plastics: $448.9 million
  7. Oil: $374.5 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $193.7 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $139.1 million
10. Organic chemicals: $137.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$13.8 billion or 7.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $878.1 million
  5. Plastics: $745.2 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $570.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $508.2 million
  8. Copper: $472.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $331.1 million
10. Rubber: $263.6 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$10.7 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  4. Rubber: $1.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $541.7 million
  6. Oil: $446.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $225.3 million
  8. Cereals: $200.5 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $199.9 million
10. Sugar: $168.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$9.4 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.2 billion
  2. Oil: $727.7 million
  3. Machinery: $700 million
  4. Iron and steel: $581.5 million
  5. Plastics: $346.4 million
  6. Rubber: $200.8 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $177.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $145.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $137 million
10. Iron or steel products: $113.5 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$8 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $1.8 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $440.2 million
  4. Machinery: $404.8 million
  5. Copper: $365.6 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $357 million
  7. Cocoa: $297.5 million
  8. Vehicles: $276.2 million
  9. Paper: $269.7 million
10. Tobacco: $199 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$8 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Oil: $1.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $850.9 million
  4. Iron and steel: $572.9 million
  5. Plastics: $412.3 million
  6. Copper: $392.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $336.3 million
  8. Rubber: $281.8 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $240.2 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $188 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$6 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $929.2 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $442.6 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $196.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $173.4 million
  7. Plastics: $167.9 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $89.6 million
  9. Paper: $76.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $76.3 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$4.8 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  2. Oil: $490.5 million
  3. Rubber: $326.2 million
  4. Machinery: $219.2 million
  5. Cereals: $152.9 million
  6. Glass: $147.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $147.9 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $78.9 million
  9. Footwear: $71.4 million
10. Fish: $67.7 million
Top 10 Malaysian Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$4.5 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $805.8 million
  2. Nickel: $797.8 million
  3. Copper: $352.4 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $347.7 million
  5. Cereals: $243.6 million
  6. Meat: $187.8 million
  7. Aluminum: $149.7 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $145.8 million
  9. Machinery: $132.1 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $122.9 million
Fastest-Growing Malaysian Imports 2015
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