Imports to Malaysia rose by 1 percent year-on-year to USD 73.9 billion in January 2019, the same as in the previous month, but below market consensus of 1.2 percent. Purchases of consumption goods increased 3.3 percent, mainly attributed to non-durables (13.5 pct) and durables (16.4 pct). In contrast, imports of capital good fell 3.3 percent, largely due to transport equipment, industrial (-50.2 pct). Also, purchases of intermediate goods edged down 0.8 percent, mainly led by parts & accessories of capital goods except transport equipment (-14.5 pct) and fuel & lubricants processed, others (-45.2 pct). By country, imports from China advanced 17.5 percent, with refined petroleum products (128.7 pct) and electrical & electronic products (5.2 pct) expanding the most. Conversely, purchases from Singapore shrank 16.4 percent, driven by refined petroleum products (-37.4 pct) and electrical & electronic products (-9.9 pct). Imports in Malaysia averaged 20809.73 MYR Million from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 80197.13 MYR Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 313.60 MYR Million in August of 1970.

Imports in Malaysia is expected to be 70200.00 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 72500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Imports is projected to trend around 76800.00 MYR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY -2.7% 11.2% 9.8%
2018-12-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY 11.4% -2.7% 2.8%
2019-01-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY 5% 11.4% 3.1%
2019-03-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY 1% 1% 1.2%
2019-04-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY 1%
2019-06-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-07-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 11521.73 10676.42 16313.37 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 10834.00 3784.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 73887.73 72861.93 80197.13 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 85409.50 83538.40 96363.90 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 924887.22 947877.65 947877.65 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.30 98.20 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 84135.20 82200.00 84135.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2352422.00 1989842.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.90 38.90 38.90 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 654.00 630.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.33 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 164.26 9114.33 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12882.00 4299.00 37325.00 2452.00 MYR Million [+]

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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). . 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
73887.73 72861.93 80197.13 313.60 1970 - 2019 MYR Million Monthly




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