Major Export Destinations for Malaysian Products - Based on Total Quantity

Other than consumer products such as herbal drinks and skin care lotions, Malaysia also exports its herbal products in the form of raw materials such as garlic, cinnamon and vegetable saps. The raw materials would be subjected to further processing in the countries of destinations. Major countries of destinations comprised of Thailand representing 38% of the total quantity exported during the observed period followed by Indonesia (17%), Singapore (15%), Japan (4%), India (4%), Germany (4%), Philippines (3%), Netherlands (3%), United Kingdom (3%), Hong Kong (2%), China (2%) and Bangladesh (2%). Taiwan, Korea, the USA, whilst Australia and Denmark received less than 1% of the total raw materials exported. See the following pie-chart in Figure 249.



Figure 249. Major Raw Material Exported for Malaysian Herbal Raw Materials


9.3.1 Percentage Shares of Export to Various  Destinations According to Regions

On regional basis, Malaysia’s distribution of its foreign export of raw materials to    the 5 main regions and 16 sub-regions indicated that about 88% of the total 218,297 million kg of raw material were sent to Asian countries. South East Asian sub-region consumed the highest quantities of the raw materials exported to that region. Export to Europe was the second highest, followed by the Americas, Africa and Oceania. The following Table 190 shows the distribution of raw materials exported to different regions and sub-regions of the world.


Table 190: Malaysia: Breakdown of Exports of Herbal Raw Materials to Various World Regions



The following pie-chart in Figure 250 shows the percentage shares of export to the 5 main regions of the world. Asian countries received the most quantity of the raw materials.



Figure 250: Exports of Herbal Raw Materials to Various Destinations


The following map (Figure 251) indicates the major regions and countries of the regions where Malaysia exported its raw materials. The main countries in Asia were Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. Major European importing countries comprised of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and for the Americas, the countries were the United States, Canada and Chile.  For the African region, the importing countries were Nigeria, Mauritius and South Africa and for the Oceania region, the main countries were Australia and New Zealand.  The map also shows the percentage quantities of export to the various world regions.



 Figure 251: Global Trade: Export of Herbal Raw Materials to Various Regions of the World.