Imports to Malaysia declined unexpectedly by 2.7 percent from a year earlier to MYR 67.8 billion in September 2018, missing market expectations of a 9.8 percent gain and after a 11.2 percent growth in a month earlier. Purchases of intermediate goods dropped 9.3 percent to MYR 35.8 billion. The decrease was driven by parts & accessories of capital goods, except transport equipment (-24.1 percent); fuel & lubricants, processed, others (-44.8 percent); and fuel & lubricants, primary (-11.5 percent). Also, imports of capital goods shrank 25.2 percent to MYR 7.3 billion, due to a drop in both transport equipment, industrial (-86 percent) and capital goods except transport equipment (-13.9 percent). In addition, purchases of consumption goods recorded a 10 percent drop to MYR 573.8 million. The fall was mainly attributed to semi-durables (-31.4 percent); food & beverages, processed, mainly for household consumption (-6.2 percent) and durables (-12.7 percent). Imports in Malaysia averaged 20432.82 MYR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 80200 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 74900.00 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 73800.00 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
2018-08-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY 14.9% 0.1% 14.3%
2018-09-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY 10.3% 14.9% 5.8%
2018-10-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY 11.2% 10.3% 10.1%
2018-11-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY -2.7% 11.2% 9.8%
2018-12-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY -2.7%


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 15300.00 1600.00 15767.47 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 83049.00 81800.00 86124.50 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 67800.00 80200.00 80200.00 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 3784.00 3909.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
External Debt 947877.65 936489.00 947877.65 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 96.50 97.10 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 82200.00 82098.20 82200.00 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2253534.00 2305324.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 37.60 37.60 38.57 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 675.00 661.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.33 2.69 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 164.26 9114.33 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3949.00 2843.00 37325.00 2843.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
67800.00 80200.00 80200.00 313.60 1970 - 2018 MYR Million Monthly




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