Top Singapore Imports from the World
In 2018, Singapore bought US$370.5 billion worth of imported products up by 1.2% since 2014 and up by 13.1% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Singapore Imports from China

China's exports to Singapore amounted to
$49.7 billion or 13.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $20.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.4 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $856.6 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $845.5 million
  7. Iron and steel: $824.8 million
  8. Plastics: $747.1 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $445 million
10. Other chemical goods: $410.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$42.8 billion or 11.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $11.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $4.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $920.7 million
  6. Plastics: $883.8 million
  7. Vehicles: $587.9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $529.5 million
  9. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $473.2 million
10. Stone, plaster, cement: $353.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from the US

America's exports to Singapore amounted to
$42.1 billion or 11.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $14.9 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.5 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $3 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $877 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $633.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$31.4 billion or 8.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $25.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  3. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $230.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $172.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $139.7 million
  8. Iron and steel: $128 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $97.7 million
10. Copper: $56.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$22.2 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.5 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $2.3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $493.8 million
  8. Plastics: $479.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $438.6 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $399.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$15.2 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $2.4 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  5. Paper: $537.4 million
  6. Woodpulp: $477.7 million
  7. Tin: $329.6 million
  8. Tobacco: $216.1 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $215.8 million
10. Vehicles: $193.5 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from S. Korea

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$14.2 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $963.8 million
  4. Plastics: $244.3 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $214.5 million
  6. Vehicles: $159.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $151.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $151 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $128 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $119.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$12.6 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.5 billion
  2. Plastics: $3 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $960.9 million
  4. Rubber: $92.9 million
  5. Iron and steel: $19.9 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $9.4 million
  7. Machinery: $8.7 million
  8. Vehicles: $4.4 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $4.4 million
10. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $2.5 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from France

France's exports to Singapore amounted to
$11.4 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3 billion
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.7 billion
  3. Beverages: $1.4 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  5. Machinery: $988.2 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $932 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $473.2 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $457 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $251.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $227.2 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Singapore amounted to
$10.1 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $6 billion
  2. Clocks, watches: $1.5 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  4. Machinery: $306.9 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $284 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $260.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $150.2 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $75.3 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $74.5 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $58 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Singapore amounted to
$10.1 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $923 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $461.6 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $359.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $281.6 million
  8. Plastics: $224.8 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $207.5 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $188.5 million
Fastest-Growing Singaporean 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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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis