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: Biofuels Annual

The implementation of Malaysia’s B20 mandate has been officially postponed until the end of 2022. However, it will be difficult for the Government of Malaysia (GoM) to implement the B20 within the current deadline and Post expects the delays to continue into 2023.
Malaysia again extended the subsidy for the poultry industry until December 2022 to stabilize the price of whole chicken (processed and sold with head, feet, and organs) and eggs, as stated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) on Sunday, October 9, 2022. In total, Government of Malaysia (GOM) allocations for chicken and egg subsidies from February to December 2022 will amount to RM1.233 billion (USD$265.16 million).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Malaysia: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Easing of border restrictions and re-opening of food businesses in 2022 have helped to drive post-pandemic recovery in Malaysia's hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) industry. Despite the pandemic and global supply chain impact, the demand for foreign consumer-oriented food and beverage products is strong.

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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