Imports to Malaysia surged 37.3% yoy to a record high of MYR 107.9 billion in May 2022, exceeding market estimates of 26.9% and quickening from an upwardly revised 22.1% growth in April. This was the 16th straight month of double-digit growth of arrivals and the strongest pace since last November, amid solid domestic demand during the Eid-ul Fitr festival and a further improvement in COVID-19 situation. Purchases of intermediate goods climbed 34.1%, boosted by industrial supplies, n.e.s. processed and fuel & lubricants, primary. Also, arrivals of consumption goods gained 19.3%, due to non-durable and food & beverages, process, mainly for household consumption. In contrast, imports of capital goods fell 0.8%, due to capital goods except transport equipment. By country, imports went up from China (11.9%), Singapore (71.7%), Taiwan (43.8%), the US (33.1%), Japan (13.3%), the EU (29.7%), and the ASEAN countries (69.7%). Considering the first five months of the year, imports grew by 27.0%. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Imports YoY in Malaysia averaged 12.86 percent from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 108.20 percent in April of 1974 and a record low of -30.40 percent in January of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for Malaysia Imports YoY. Malaysia Imports YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

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Malaysia Imports YoY


Malaysia Imports YoY
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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.30 22.10 108.20 -30.40 1971 - 2022 percent Monthly

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Malaysia Imports Hit Record Peak
Imports to Malaysia surged 37.3% yoy to a record high of MYR 107.9 billion in May 2022, exceeding market estimates of 26.9% and quickening from an upwardly revised 22.1% growth in April. This was the 16th straight month of double-digit growth of arrivals and the strongest pace since last November, amid solid domestic demand during the Eid-ul Fitr festival and a further improvement in COVID-19 situation. Purchases of intermediate goods climbed 34.1%, boosted by industrial supplies, n.e.s. processed and fuel & lubricants, primary. Also, arrivals of consumption goods gained 19.3%, due to non-durable and food & beverages, process, mainly for household consumption. In contrast, imports of capital goods fell 0.8%, due to capital goods except transport equipment. By country, imports went up from China (11.9%), Singapore (71.7%), Taiwan (43.8%), the US (33.1%), Japan (13.3%), the EU (29.7%), and the ASEAN countries (69.7%). Considering the first five months of the year, imports grew by 27.0%.
2022-06-17
Malaysia Import Growth Stays Robust
Imports to Malaysia expanded 22.0% yoy to MYR 103.9 billion in April 2022, matching market forecasts and after a 29.9% surge a month earlier. This was the 15th straight month of double-digit growth of arrivals, amid solid domestic demand during the fasting month of Ramadan and ahead of the Eid-ul Fitr celebration. Purchases of intermediate goods rose by 28.1%, boosted by fuel & lubricants, primary; and parts and accessories of capital goods. Also, arrivals of consumption goods gained 9.7%, due to non-durable and food & beverages, process, mainly for household consumption. In contrast, imports of capital goods fell 2.4% percent, weighed down by capital goods except transport equipment. By country, imports went up from China (8.3%), Singapore (21.0%), Taiwan (30.5%), the US (27.2%), the EU (15.1%), Japan (4.5%), and the ASEAN countries (32.7%). Considering the first four months of the year, imports grew by 24.3%.
2022-05-19
Malaysia Import Growth at 4-Month High
Imports to Malaysia expanded 29.9% yoy to MYR 104.9 billion in March 2022, topping market forecasts of 15.7% and after a 18.4% rise a month earlier. This was the 14th straight month of double-digit growth of arrivals and the strongest pace since last November, amid strengthening domestic demand ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and following moderation in COVID-19 cases. Purchases of intermediate goods jumped 34.9%, boosted by fuel & lubricants, primary; and parts and accessories of capital goods. Also, imports of capital goods grew 14.3% percent, mainly lifted by capital goods (except transport equipment); and those of consumption goods gained 22.4%, due to food & beverages, process, mainly for household consumption, and non-durable. By country, imports went up from China (19.3%), Singapore (28.5%), Taiwan (49.2%), the US (24.3%), Japan (3.4%), the EU (5.1%), and the ASEAN countries (37.5%).
2022-04-18


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