Asian Countries Import Data – List of Top Asian Importer Countries

11 August 2020
Asian Countries Import Data

Asian countries imported goods worth USD 7,111 billion in 2019, decline from 2018’s USD 7,499 billion. According to Asia import data, countries in Asian continent accounted for 37.3% to overall value of import shipments recorded in last year. China stood as the largest importer country in Asia, which shared 10.9% of total import value of commodities imported by countries in Asian continent. Check list of top Asian exporter countries with Asia import statistics. 



Rank

Importer Country

Value USD Million

1.

China

2,068,950

2.

Japan

720,964

3.

Hong Kong, China

578,590

4.

South Korea

503,259

5.

India

478,883

6.

Singapore

359,008

7.

Taipei, Chinese

285,906

8.

Vietnam

271,111

9.

Thailand

240,139

10.

Malaysia

204,988

11.

Turkey

200,658

12.

Indonesia

170,727

13.

Philippines

112,908

14.

Bangladesh

53,326

15.

Pakistan

50,134

16.

Kazakhstan

38,356

17.

Myanmar

25,978

18.

Uzbekistan

21,867

19.

Cambodia

20,279

20.

Sri Lanka

16,503

 


What Does Top 5 Countries in Asia Import?


China is the largest importer country in the Asian continent, while it is second largest country in global imports. Out of 37.3% of Asia’s imports in the world, China shared 10.9% in 2019. Here is a list of top 5 Asian importer countries with their top import products and major import partners.


                         1.    China


China’s Top 10 Imports: Electronics (24%), Mineral Fuels & Oils (16.6%), Machinery (9.2%), Ores, Slag & Ash (7.9%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (4.7%), Vehicles (3.6%), Plastics (3.4%), Pearls & Precious Stones (2.9%), Organic Chemicals (1.9%) and Copper & Articles (1.9%).


China’s Major Import Partners: South Korea (8.4%), Taipei (8.4%), Japan (8.3%), United States (6%) and Australia (5.8%).


                         2.    Japan


Japan’s Top 10 Imports: Mineral Fuels & Oils (21.6%), Electronics (13.7%), Machinery (9.78%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (3.92%), Pharma Products (3.78%), Vehicles (3.3%), Ores, Slag & Ash (3.08%), Plastics (2.24%), Organic Chemicals (2.23%) and Not Knitted Apparel & Clothing (1.98%).


Japan’s Major Import Partners: China (23.5%), United States (11.3%), Australia (6.3%), South Korea (4.1%) and Saudi Arabia (3.8%).


                         3.    Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong’s Top 10 Imports: Electrical Machinery & Equipment (53.18%), Machinery (11.47%), Pearls & Precious Stones (9.38%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (3.05%), Mineral Fuels & Oils (2.49%), Plastics (1.43%), Clocks & Watches (1.39%), Essential Oils & Resinoids (1.11%), Meat (0.93%) and Knitted or Crocheted Apparel & Clothing (0.91%).


Hong Kong’s Major Import Partners: China (45.7%), Taipei (7.3%), Singapore (6.5%), Japan (5.8%) and South Korea (4.9%).


                         4.    South Korea


South Korea’s Top 10 Imports: Mineral Fuels & Oils (25.29%), Electrical Machinery & Equipment (17.82%), Machinery (10.26%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (3.67%), Vehicles (3.32%), Iron & Steel (3.11%), Ores, Slag & Ash (3%), Organic Chemicals (2.52%), Plastics (2.29%) and Miscellaneous Chemical Products (1.62%).


South Korea’s Major Import Partners: China (21.3), United States (12.3), Japan (9.5), Saudi Arabia (4.3) and Vietnam (4.2).


                           5.    India


India’s Top 10 Imports: Mineral Fuels & Oils (31.98%), Pearls & Precious Stones (12.5%), Electronics (10.5%), Machinery (9.18%), Organic Chemicals (4.28%), Plastics (3.05%), Iron & Steel (2.41%), Animal or Vegetable Fats & Oils (2%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (1.98%) and Fertilizers (1.53%).


India’s Major Import Partners: China (14.2%), United States (7.2%), United Arab Emirates (6.4%), Saudi Arabia (5.6%) and Iraq (4.5%).


Asia is the world’s largest continent, which shared 37.3% of global imports. Out of which, the top 10 Asian importer countries accounted for 30% to overall value of shipments in 2019. Get very latest updates on import & export scenario of any country right here.

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