Top Philippines Imports from the World
In 2016, Philippines bought US$85.9 billion worth of imported products up by 31.5% since 2012 and up by 22.5% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Filipino Imports from China

China's exports to the Philippines amounted to
$15.9 billion or 18.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $2.2 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $557.7 million
  6. Plastics: $547.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $519.8 million
  8. Paper: $341.4 million
  9. Ceramic products: $333.5 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $307.2 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to the Philippines amounted to
$10.2 billion or 11.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $540.2 million
  5. Iron and steel: $398 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $267.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $230.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $138.7 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $133 million
10. Copper: $124.9 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from the US

America's exports to Philippines amounted to
$7.7 billion or 9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.8 billion
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $789.7 million
  3. Machinery: $630.6 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations: $527.5 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $521.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $238.7 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $195 million
  8. Beverages: $169.6 million
  9. Meat: $168.1 million
10. Plastics: $151.2 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to the Philippines amounted to $6.7 billion or 7.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $970.1 million
  3. Machinery: $741.6 million
  4. Plastics: $372.2 million
  5. Cereal, milk preparations: $208.7 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $196.1 million
  7. Other food preparations: $159 million
  8. Sugar: $145.3 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $86.8 million
10. Rubber: $79.5 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from South Korea

Korea's exports to the Philippines amounted
 to $5.6 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $942.4 million
  3. Machinery: $577.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $416.3 million
  5. Plastics: $184.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $143.6 million
  7. Copper: $130.5 million
  8. Iron and steel: $125.5 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $104.3 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $81.6 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to the Philippines amounted to $5.6 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $664.9 million
  4. Plastics: $346.6 million
  5. Other food preparations: $248.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $163.6 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $140.3 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $119.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $93.9 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$82.2 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to the Philippines amounted to
$5.4 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3 billion
  2. Machinery: $639.7 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $410.5 million
  4. Iron and steel: $200.6 million
  5. Plastics: $166.4 million
  6. Copper: $86.2 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $71.5 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $67.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $64.2 million
10. Vehicles: $58.3 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to the Philippines amounted to $3.4 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $788.6 million
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $520.2 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $395.6 million
  4. Machinery: $364.1 million
  5. Plastics: $243.4 million
  6. Wood: $89.9 million
  7. Other food preparations: $74.5 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $62.3 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $62.2 million
10. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $60.1 
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's exports to the Philippines amounted to $2.5 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $616.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $173.9 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $72.3 million
  5. Plastics: $69.2 million
  6. Toys, games: $52.8 million
  7. Cereals: $42.8 million
  8. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $38.8 million
  9. Paper: $30.6 million
10. Copper: $27.1 million
Top 10 Filipino Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to the Philippines amounted
 to $2 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $434.6 million
  2. Machinery: $414.2 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $279.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $123.2 million
  5. Meat: $102.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $99.7 million
  7. Vehicles: $81.4 million
  8. Plastics: $46.6 million
  9. Paper: $43.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $42.6 million
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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 Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to the Philippines amounted to $4.7 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $935 million
  3. Other food preparations: $297.7 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $281.1 million
  5. Machinery: $183.2 million
  6. Paper: $147.9 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $121.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $111.6 million
  9. Plastics: $95.5 million
10. Electronic equipment: $89.3 million
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