Imports to Malaysia advanced 32.1 percent year-on-year to MYR 83.2 billion in June 2021, beating market consensus of 18.2 percent gain, but slowing from a 50.3 percent jump in the previous month, amid stricter restrictions to combat the coronavirus. Arrivals rose for consumption goods (19.2 percent), intermediate goods (25.3 percent), and capital goods (15.2 percent). By country, arrivals from China and the US rose 43.0 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively. Imports also grew from the ASEAN countries (30.8 percent). By contrast, imports fell from Singapore (-0.7 percent). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Imports in Malaysia averaged 22161.50 MYR Million from 1970 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 80536.08 MYR Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 313.60 MYR Million in August of 1970. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malaysia Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malaysia Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Imports in Malaysia is expected to be 70800.00 MYR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Malaysia to stand at 72800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Imports is projected to trend around 75500.00 MYR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83200.00 78600.00 97100.00 313.60 1970 - 2021 MYR Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-28 04:00 AM Mar 19.2% 12.7% 18%
2021-05-28 04:00 AM Apr 24.4% 19.2% 19.9%
2021-06-28 04:00 AM May 50.3% 24.4% 50.1%
2021-07-28 04:00 AM Jun 32.1% 50.3% 18.2%


News Stream
Malaysia Import Growth Eases in June
Imports to Malaysia advanced 32.1 percent year-on-year to MYR 83.2 billion in June 2021, beating market consensus of 18.2 percent gain, but slowing from a 50.3 percent jump in the previous month, amid stricter restrictions to combat the coronavirus. Arrivals rose for consumption goods (19.2 percent), intermediate goods (25.3 percent), and capital goods (15.2 percent). By country, arrivals from China and the US rose 43.0 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively. Imports also grew from the ASEAN countries (30.8 percent). By contrast, imports fell from Singapore (-0.7 percent).
2021-07-28
Malaysia Imports Grow More than Expected
Imports to Malaysia jumped 50.3 percent year-on-year to MYR 78.6 billion in May 2021, beating market consensus of 50.1 percent gain, and after 24.4 percent rise in the previous month, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals rose for consumption goods (37.8 percent), and intermediate goods (52.4 percent), and capital goods (34.0 percent). By country, arrivals from China and Singapore surged 83.6 percent and 55.2 percent, respectively. Imports also soared from the US (17.6 percent), the ASEAN countries (61.8 percent).
2021-06-28
Malaysia Imports Rise More than Estimated
Imports to Malaysia jumped 24.4 percent year-on-year to MYR 85.1 billion in April 2021, beating market consensus of 19.9 percent gain, and after 19.2 percent rise in the previous month, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals rose for consumption goods (29.9 percent), and intermediate goods (64.4 percent), while declined for capital goods (-38.2 percent). By country, arrivals from China and Singapore surged 42.3 percent and 90.5 percent, respectively. Imports also increased from the US (14.2 percent), the ASEAN countries (75.4 percent).
2021-05-28
Malaysia Imports Rise More than Expected
Imports to Malaysia jumped 19.2 percent year-on-year to MYR 80.8 billion in March 2021, beating market consensus of 18 percent gain, and after 12.7 percent rise in the previous month, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals rose for capital goods (93.4 percent), consumption goods (13.0 percent), and intermediate goods (12.4 percent). By country, arrivals from China and Singapore surged 27.8 percent and 34.9 percent, respectively. Imports also increased from the US (7.6 percent) ASEAN countries (30.3 percent).
2021-04-28

Malaysia Imports
Malaysia's main imports are: electrical and electronic products (29.4 percent), chemicals (9.5 percent), petroleum products (9.3 percent) and machinery, appliances and parts (8.7 percent). Main import partners are: China (19 percent), Singapore (12 percent), European Union (10 percent), the United States (8.1 percent), Japan (7.8 percent) and Thailand (6.1 percent). .

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