Top Singapore Imports from the World
In 2016, Singapore bought US$283 billion worth of imported products down by -25.5% since 2012 and down by -4.6% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Singapore Imports from China

China's exports to Singapore amounted to
$40.4 billion or 14.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.6 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $935.2 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $773.5 million
  7. Live trees and plants: $659.7 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $639.4 million
  9. Plastics: $589.1 million
10. Copper: $434.9 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$32.3 billion or 11.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $11.6 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $4.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $867.9 million
  6. Plastics: $780.6 million
  7. Vehicles: $538.9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $526.9 million
  9. Stone, plaster, cement: $348.2 million
10. Other chemical goods: $322.3 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from the US

America's exports to Singapore amounted to
$30.7 billion or 10.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $4.5 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.1 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $869.8 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $561.6 million
10. Live trees and plants: $492.7 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$23.3 billion or 8.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $18.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $963.6 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $893.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $227.4 million
  6. Plastics: $192.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $128.7 million
  8. Iron and steel: $116.1 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $84.9 million
10. Live trees and plants: $62.8 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$19.9 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.1 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $940.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $446.9 million
  8. Plastics: $435 million
  9. Live trees and plants: $422.3 million
10. Iron and steel: $363.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$17 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $11.7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $780.7 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $238.6 million
  5. Plastics: $212.5 million
  6. Live trees and plants: $192.6 million
  7. Vehicles: $177.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $141.7 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $114.3 million
10. Organic chemicals: $103.3 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$13.5 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $2.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  5. Live trees and plants: $498.7 million
  6. Paper: $435 million
  7. Tin: $379.2 million
  8. Woodpulp: $285.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $279.1 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $273 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Singapore amounted to
$8.7 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $736.2 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $263.3 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $256.2 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $252.5 million
  8. Plastics: $217.9 million
  9. Live trees and plants: $203.4 million
10. Other chemical goods: $139.8 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from France

France's exports to Singapore amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.6 billion
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.1 billion
  3. Beverages: $1.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $896 million
  5. Machinery: $748.5 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $713.9 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $541.8 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $378.6 million
  9. Collector items, art, antiques: $236 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $196.7 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Singapore amounted to $8.1 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.8 billion
  2. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $543.7 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $11.9 million
  5. Machinery: $9.1 million
  6. Rubber: $8.2 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $5.4 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $4.3 million
  9. Vehicles: $3 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $2.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Singapore amounted to
$6.8 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $263.1 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $210.8 million
  6. Plastics: $184.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $155.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $117.5 million
  9. Meat, seafood preparations: $102.8 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $95.9 million
Fastest-Growing Singaporean Imports 2016
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