Imports to Malaysia unexpectedly increased by 4.4 percent year-on-year to MYR 74.3 billion in April 2019, after a 0.1 percent fall in March and missing market expectations of a 0.2 percent drop. This was the first increase in imports since January, as all categories imports rose. Purchases of intermediate goods surged (20.3 percent, due to rises in industrial supplies, processed (25.4 pct), fuel & lubricants, primary (60.5 pct), and part and accessories of capital goods except transport equipment (11.4 pct). Also, inbound shipments of consumption goods jumped 18.9 percent, led by non-durable (30.2 pct). Meantime, imports of capital goods grew 5.7 percent, attributed to capital goods except transport equipment (12.5 pct). By country, purchases went up from China (8.8 percent), mainly due to motor cars and other motor vehicles, aluminum, refined petroleum products and electrical & electronic/E&E products; while declined from Singapore (-15.7 percent). Imports in Malaysia averaged 20951.23 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 72400.00 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 71500.00 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
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 4.4% -0.1% -0.2%
2019-07-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY 4.4% -0.2%
2019-09-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-10-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 10900.00 14369.78 16313.37 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 16387.00 10835.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 74300.00 69700.00 80197.13 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 85200.00 84000.00 96363.90 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 903679.82 924887.22 933396.80 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.10 98.30 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 84135.20 82200.00 84135.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2334613.00 2165933.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.90 38.90 38.90 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 630.00 656.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.33 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -13823.00 -6161.00 51436.00 -71537.00 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21726.00 12882.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
74300.00 69700.00 80197.13 313.60 1970 - 2019 MYR Million Monthly




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