Top Singapore Imports from the World
In 2017, Singapore bought US$327.7 billion worth of imported products down by -12.2% since 2013 and up by 15.8% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Singapore Imports from China

China's exports to Singapore amounted to
$45.3 billion or 13.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $19.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.7 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $735.6 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $734.5 million
  7. Iron and steel: $731.9 million
  8. Plastics: $726.9 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $444.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $442.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$38.9 billion or 11.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $14 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $4.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $980.1 million
  6. Plastics: $805.8 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $588.6 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $514.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $480.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $405.2 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from the US

America's exports to Singapore amounted to
$34.6 billion or 10.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $11.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.3 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  6. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $852 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $789 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $511.1 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$27.2 billion or 8.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $21.4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  3. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  4. Machinery: $993.3 million
  5. Plastics: $216.3 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $210.8 million
  7. Iron and steel: $117.3 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $97.6 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $84.9 million
10. Copper: $54.3 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Singapore amounted to
$20.5 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $4 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $2.7 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $999.1 million
  7. Plastics: $471 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $376.7 million
  9. Iron and steel: $346.8 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $285.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$16.2 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $10.8 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $958.3 million
  4. Plastics: $222.9 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $153.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $143.8 million
  7. Vehicles: $135.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $116.6 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $102.4 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $85.2 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$15.1 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $2.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  5. Paper: $638.9 million
  6. Tin: $366.1 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $270.8 million
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $261 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $252.9 million
10. Tobacco: $192.6 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Singapore amounted to
$9.5 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $858.1 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $470.9 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $301.6 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $270.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $263.5 million
  9. Plastics: $218.9 million
10. Copper: $168 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$9.2 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.9 billion
  2. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $719.9 million
  4. Rubber: $68.6 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $11.9 million
  6. Machinery: $7.6 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $6.4 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $5.8 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $4.1 million
10. Vehicles: $3.9 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Singapore amounted to
$9.1 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $5.1 billion
  2. Cereals: $1.3 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  4. Machinery: $338.4 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $329 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $230 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $193.4 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $70.3 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $68.4 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $51.4 million
Top 10 Singapore Imports from France

France's exports to Singapore amounted to
$9 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.7 billion
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.3 billion
  3. Beverages: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $944.8 million
  5. Machinery: $907.4 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $761.7 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $455.9 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $316.8 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $212.1 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $192.8 million
Fastest-Growing Singaporean 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