Imports to Malaysia dropped by 9.4 percent year-on-year to USD 55.5 billion in February 2019, the most since April 2016, worse than market consensus of a 0.6 percent fall and following a 1 percent rise in the previous month. Purchases fell for intermediate goods (-2.8 percent), mainly driven by industrial supplies processed (-7.4 percent), other fuel & lubricants processed (-43.3 percent) and parts & accessories of capital goods except transport equipment (-5.3 percent). Also, imports declined for consumption goods (-11.6 percent), namely semi-durables (-16.8 percent) and durables (-26.8 percent); and capital (-14.9 percent), of which industrial transport equipment (-51.5 percent). By country, imports went down from China (-27 percent), as sales of electrical & electronic products (-18.9 percent) and refined petroleum products (-73.4 percent) fell the most; and Singapore (-17.2 percent), dragged by refined petroleum products (-35.1 percent) and aluminium (-96.6 percent). 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
2018-12-05 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 -9.4% 1% -0.6%
2019-06-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-07-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-09-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 11061.72 11514.19 16313.37 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 10834.00 3784.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 55543.07 73885.66 80197.13 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 66604.80 85399.90 96363.90 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 924887.22 947877.65 947877.65 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.00 98.30 117.20 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 650.00 654.00 791.00 489.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55543.07 73885.66 80197.13 313.60 1970 - 2019 MYR Million Monthly




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