Top Philippines Imports from the World
In 2018, Philippines bought US$115 billion worth of imported products up by 69.9% since 2014 and up by 12.9% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Filipino Imports from China

China's exports to Philippines amounted to
$22.6 billion or 19.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.8 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $2.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
  6. Plastics: $815.2 million
  7. Vehicles: $775.1 million
  8. Ceramic products: $593.2 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $456.6 million
10. Organic chemicals: $333.1 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Philippines amounted to
$11.5 billion or 10% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $655.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $363.9 million
  5. Plastics: $277 million
  6. Iron and steel: $236.6 million
  7. Copper: $152.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $137.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $133.5 million
10. Iron or steel products: $100.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Philippines amounted to
$11.4 billion or 9.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $608.7 million
  5. Iron and steel: $556.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $290.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $229.2 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $200.9 million
  9. Copper: $194 million
10. Organic chemicals: $163.9 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from the US

America's exports to Philippines amounted to
$8.3 billion or 7.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $992.5 million
  3. Cereals: $721.5 million
  4. Machinery: $603.9 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $496.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $284.9 million
  7. Plastics: $231 million
  8. Meat: $221.6 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $215.4 million
10. Beverages: $178.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Philippines amounted to
$7.9 billion or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $907.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $758.1 million
  4. Plastics: $432.7 million
  5. Cereals: $417.1 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $297.1 million
  7. Sugar: $208.2 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $161.2 million
  9. Other food preparations: $144 million
10. Iron and steel: $129.3 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Philippines amounted to
$6.8 billion or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.6 billion
  3. Other food preparations: $423.8 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $374.3 million
  5. Machinery: $236.5 million
  6. Paper: $201.6 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $162.6 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $152.3 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$138.8 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $124.7 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Philippines amounted to
$6.3 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $725.2 million
  4. Plastics: $331.7 million
  5. Other food preparations: $234.1 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $231.3 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $185.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $166.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $103.8 million
10. Other chemical goods: $91.1 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Philippines amounted to
$4.3 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $822.6 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $752.2 million
  3. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $549.9 million
  4. Machinery: $412.1 million
  5. Plastics: $322.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $120.9 million
  7. Wood: $84.5 million
  8. Other food preparations: $81.3 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $79.9 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $78.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Philippines amounted to
$3.2 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $711.4 million
  2. Cereals: $310.4 million
  3. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $308.1 million
  4. Machinery: $293 million
  5. Iron and steel: $220.5 million
  6. Other food preparations: $132.7 million
  7. Fish: $103.5 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $101.8 million
  9. Coffee, tea, spices: $97.4 million
10. Plastics: $65.8 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's exports to Philippines amounted to
$3.2 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $833.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $117.6 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $90.1 million
  5. Plastics: $69.7 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $59.5 million
  7. Other base metal goods: $37.6 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $35.8 million
  9. Toys, games: $30.6 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $29.9 million
Fastest-Growing Filipino Imports 2018
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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Top 10 Filipino Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Philippines amounted to
$5.7 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $478.8 million
  3. Iron and steel: $272.2 million
  4. Plastics: $190.6 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $144.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $133.7 million
  7. Copper: $119.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $71.7 million
  9. Paper: $66.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $52.2 million
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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