Malaysia Imports  1970-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Malaysia slumped 9.6 percent year-on-year to MYR 69.8 billion in March of 2018, after a 2.8 percent drop in the prior month, and worse than market expectations of a 3.3 percent fall. It marked the second straight month decrease in inbound shipments and the worst drop since September 2009. Purchases of intermediate goods fell 14.4 percent to MYR 36.9 billion, led by food & beverages, processed, mainly for industries (-44.9 pct); fuel & lubricants, processed, others (-36.4 pct), and parts & accessories of capital goods, except transport equipment (-27.3 pct). Also, purchases declined for consumption goods (-12.4 pct to MYR 5.3 billion), led by durables (-26.4 pct); semi-durables (-24.1 pct). In addition, capital goods tumbled by 30.5 percent to MYR 9.4 billion, mainly due to capital goods except transport equipment (-32.9 pct). Considering the first three months of 2018, imports fell by 0.8 percent compared to the same period a year earlier. Imports in Malaysia averaged 19881.44 MYR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 77224.63 MYR Million in March of 2017 and a record low of 313.60 MYR Million in August of 1970.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY 11.6% 7.9% 8%
2018-04-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY -2.8% 11.6% 7.1%
2018-05-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY -9.6% -2.8% -3.3%
2018-06-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY -9.6%
2018-07-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-08-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 14688.35 9017.60 15767.47 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Exports 84467.00 70342.60 84467.00 328.10 MYR Million [+]
Imports 69800.00 61300.00 77224.63 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 14977.00 13916.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 3.10 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
External Debt 893408.61 883368.20 908704.13 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.40 97.00 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 82200.00 82098.20 82200.00 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2435564.00 2007965.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 37.60 37.63 38.57 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 681.00 640.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.33 2.69 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 15211.07 5941.91 51408.25 -71566.30 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11980.00 3405.00 37325.00 2987.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
69800.00 61300.00 77224.63 313.60 1970 - 2018 MYR Million Monthly




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