Imports to Malaysia declined unexpectedly by 9.2 percent year-on-year to MYR 65.9 billion in June 2019, missing market expectations of a 1.1 percent growth and shifting from a 1.4 percent gain in the previous month. This marked the first yearly drop in inbound shipments since March, as purchases shrank for all categories. Imports of capital goods tumbled 23.6 percent, dragged down by both capital goods except transport equipment (-20.2%) and transport equipment, industrial (-44.6%). Also, purchases of intermediate goods decreased by 2.4 percent, mainly attributed to industrial supplies, processed (-11.3%). In addition, imports of consumption goods contracted 5.4 percent, driven by semi-durables (-19.6%) and durables (-13.8%). Arrivals fell from China (-12.6%) and Singapore (-14.3%). For the first half 2019, purchases dropped 1.8 percent from the same period the prior year. Imports in Malaysia averaged 21207.85 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 69800.00 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 74400.00 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
2019-05-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY Mar -0.1% -9.4% -1.4%
2019-06-03 04:00 AM Imports YoY Apr 4.4% -0.1% -0.2%
2019-07-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY May 1.4% 4.4% 2.6%
2019-08-02 04:00 AM Imports YoY Jun -9.2% 1.4% 1.1%
2019-09-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY Jul -9.2%
2019-10-04 04:00 AM Imports YoY Aug
2019-12-05 04:00 AM Imports YoY Oct


Malaysia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 10300.00 9100.00 16313.37 -2880.61 MYR Million [+]
Current Account 14257.00 16387.00 39982.00 978.00 MYR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.30 3.00 17.10 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 65900.00 75062.74 80197.13 313.60 MYR Million [+]
Exports 76200.00 84145.10 96363.90 328.10 MYR Million [+]
External Debt 931083.27 903679.82 933396.80 9063.00 MYR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.60 96.90 117.20 92.50 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 84135.20 82165.00 84135.20 8580.50 MYR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2098267.00 2159517.00 2806565.00 459374.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 38.90 38.90 38.90 35.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 617.00 640.00 791.00 489.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.33 3.58 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -18560.00 -13823.00 51436.00 -71537.00 MYR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4395.00 21726.00 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65900.00 75062.74 80197.13 313.60 1970 - 2019 MYR Million Monthly




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