U.S. Trade with Malaysia in 2021

Export Market Rank
#25 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.22 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.17 Billion
Compound Average Growth
2.9% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Malaysia in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $257.4 Million 515,533 $192.64 Million 46%
Food Preparations $171.81 Million 9,632 $98.97 Million 109%
Dairy Products $158.85 Million 58,920 $132.13 Million 19%
Wheat $72.43 Million 221,329 $63.28 Million 147%
Cotton $63.84 Million 37,947 $62.67 Million 59%
Processed Vegetables $61.15 Million 49,693 $54.83 Million 28%
Essential Oils $46.74 Million 1,189 $15.85 Million 787%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $39.06 Million 4,769 $24.74 Million 145%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $37.77 Million 46,354 $38.82 Million -5%
Tree Nuts $35.38 Million 5,744 $31.19 Million 82%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Malaysia: Oilseeds and Products Update

Post maintains the projections for 2021/22 and updates MY 2022/23 with an optimistic outlook on production resulting from good weather conditions and an improved labor situation.
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Malaysia: Exporter Guide

Malaysia retail food and HRI sector is expected to grow by 7.8 percent in 2023. U.S. exporters will see excellent opportunities in the retail food and food processing sectors as the country’s economy rebounds strongly after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.
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Malaysia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Malaysia’s Biosafety Act 2007 and Biosecurity Regulations are currently under review by the Department of Biosafety. As of September 2022, 57 genetically engineered (GE) products have been approved for import, an increase of 14 percent from 2021.

News and Features

FAS is awarding $300,000 to six U.S. universities – including three minority-serving institutions – for research and educational partnerships focused on climate-smart agriculture in tropical countries.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2020 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to early and mid-career...

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