Top Philippines Imports from the World
In 2017, Philippines bought US$98.5 billion worth of imported products up by 49.9% since 2013 and up by 14.6% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Filipino Imports from China

China's exports to Philippines amounted to
$17.8 billion or 18.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.9 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $736.8 million
  6. Plastics: $621.9 million
  7. Vehicles: $592.9 million
  8. Ceramic products: $406.9 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $338.6 million
10. Paper: $333.2 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Philippines amounted to
$11.4 billion or 11.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.8 billion
  4. Plastics: $590.4 million
  5. Iron and steel: $484.2 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $288.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $249 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $200.1 million
  9. Copper: $161.6 million
10. Rubber: $140.8 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Philippines amounted to
$8.4 billion or 8.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $634 million
  4. Vehicles: $409.9 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $259.8 million
  6. Plastics: $244.9 million
  7. Copper: $152.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $150.3 million
  9. Iron and steel: $147.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $122.7 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from the US

America's exports to Philippines amounted to
$7.9 billion or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $766.2 million
  3. Cereals: $633.5 million
  4. Machinery: $629.2 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $604.3 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $281.1 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $203 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $195.1 million
  9. Meat: $187 million
10. Beverages: $174.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Philippines amounted to
$6.9 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $757 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $683.5 million
  4. Plastics: $350.2 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $212.6 million
  6. Other food preparations: $185.4 million
  7. Cereals: $154.1 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $105 million
  9. Beverages: $99.3 million
10. Copper: $99.2 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Philippines amounted to
$6.7 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $812.6 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $414.6 million
  5. Other food preparations: $342.1 million
  6. Machinery: $244.2 million
  7. Paper: $165.1 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $123.3 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $121.9 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$121.4 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Philippines amounted to
$5.8 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $790.9 million
  4. Plastics: $330.8 million
  5. Other food preparations: $242.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $172.7 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $162.8 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $118.5 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $93.2 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $79.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Philippines amounted to
$3.8 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $731.4 million
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $584.4 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $549 million
  4. Machinery: $429.2 million
  5. Plastics: $241.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $133.6 million
  7. Wood: $82 million
  8. Other food preparations: $70.5 million
  9. Lead: $66.6 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$65.1 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Hong Kong

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

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $781.1 million
  3. Vehicles: $140.8 million
  4. Plastics: $83.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $82.3 million
  6. Toys, games: $48.7 million
  7. Other base metal goods: $39.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $35.8 million
  9. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $33.7 million
10. Clocks, watches: $27.3 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Vietnam

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

  1. Electronic equipment: $725.2 million
  2. Iron and steel: $244.7 million
  3. Machinery: $232.1 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $192.5 million
  5. Cereals: $143 million
  6. Other food preparations: $111.3 million
  7. Fish: $101.8 million
  8. Plastics: $71.4 million
  9. Coffee, tea, spices: $60.4 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $60 million
Fastest-Growing Filipino 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

Top 10 Filipino Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Philippines amounted to
$5.2 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $459.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $206.5 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $189.7 million
  5. Plastics: $159.9 million
  6. Copper: $118.7 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $73.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $69.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $62.7 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $58.8 million