Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Malaysia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Malaysia World Exports Value (US$) 175 961 862 673.00 198 702 474 772.00 157 194 831 522.00 198 790 690 678.00 226 992 681 985.00 227 449 499 544.00 228 316 107 468.00 234 134 976 857.00 200 210 871 947.00 189 414 073 154.00 216 428 429 221.00 247 323 665 356.00
Imports Value (US$) 146 104 307 073.00 155 660 819 369.00 123 575 279 300.00 164 586 273 423.00 187 573 009 395.00 196 196 618 679.00 205 813 524 818.00 208 823 428 627.00 176 174 598 214.00 168 375 228 233.00 193 855 940 671.00 217 358 263 559.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Malaysia totalled $ 247 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Malaysia increased by 14.2% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 30 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Malaysia amounted to $216 billion in 2017)

Malaysia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Malaysia in 2018:

  • Singapore with a share of 13.9% (34 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 13.9% (34 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 9.1% (22 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 7.47% (18.4 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 6.91% (17.1 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 5.68% (14 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.63% (8.99 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.42% (8.47 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.37% (8.34 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 3.36% (8.31 billion US$)

Exports structure from Malaysia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 33% (82 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 15.5% (38 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.3% (25 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.87% (12 billion US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.86% (9.56 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.8% (9.41 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.02% (7.48 billion US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 1.97% (4.87 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.79% (4.43 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 1.56% (3.86 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof

What did Malaysia export in 2018?

Malaysia's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 18.5% ($45 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 6.58% ($16.2 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.37% ($10.8 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 4.12% ($10.1 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 3.82% ($9.46 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.54% ($8.77 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 3.5% ($8.66 billion): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.78% ($4.4 billion): 4015 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
  • 1.62% ($4.01 billion): 8523 - Prepared unrecorded media for sound recording or similar recording of other phenomena, other than products of Chapter 37.
  • 1.42% ($3.53 billion): 9030 - Oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers and other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities, excluding meters of heading 90.28; instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting alpha, beta, gamma, X?ray, cosmic or other ionising radiations.

The value of total merchandise imports to Malaysia totalled $ 217 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Malaysia increased by 12.1% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 23 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Malaysia was equal to $193 billion in 2017)

Malaysia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Malaysia in 2018:

  • China with a share of 19.9% (43 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 11.7% (25 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.4% (16 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 7.24% (15.7 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 7.23% (15.7 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 5.53% (12 billion US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 4.58% (9.97 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.43% (9.62 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.01% (6.55 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3% (6.53 billion US$)

Imports structure to Malaysia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 27% (60 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 14.4% (31 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.5% (22 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.04% (8.8 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.04% (6.61 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.91% (6.34 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.67% (5.8 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.16% (4.69 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.04% (4.45 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.81% (3.93 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

What did Malaysia import in 2018?

Malaysia's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 16% ($34 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 9.3% ($20 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.63% ($5.71 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 1.88% ($4.1 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.72% ($3.75 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.59% ($3.46 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.46% ($3.19 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 1.36% ($2.97 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.16% ($2.54 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.15% ($2.51 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.

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Malaysia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018