US trade (export - import) with Macau in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 12, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In 2018, US trade with Macau totaled $706.8 million, up 17.91% ($107.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Macau in 2018 totaled $601.5 million, up 20.00% ($100.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Macau in 2018 totaled $105.3 million, up 7.26% ($7.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Macau in 2018 was $496.2 million, a 23.10% increase ($93.1 million) over 2017.

Macau was the US 107th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 108th in 2017), accounting for 0.0165% of US total trade (up from 0.0152% in 2017).

Macau was the US 92nd largest export market in 2018 (up from 95th in 2017), accounting for 0.0361% of US total exports (up from 0.0324% in 2017).

Macau was the US 124th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 123rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (down from 0.0041% in 2017).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.81% of US total exports to Macau (59.32% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 13.01% of US total exports to Macau (9.75% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of US total exports to Macau (1.69% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.06% of US total exports to Macau (0.98% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $57.2 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $29.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.6 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Macau in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 97.6 0.02 612.3-84.07
02 Meat and edible meat offal 188.1 0.03 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 230.3 0.04 504.5-54.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 32.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 226.7 0.04 260.5-13.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 48.2-100.00
10 Cereals 24.2 0.00 41.3-41.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 51.0 0.01 63.2-19.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 61.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 53.3 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 128.5 0.02 80.659.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12.6 0.00 7.371.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43.6 0.01 60.7-28.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 203.6 0.03 215.6-5.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,429.1 0.24 245.9481.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,093.3 0.51 2,087.448.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15.4 0.00 28.5-45.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 85.6 0.01 21.4300.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26.1 0.00 108.5-75.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 116.8 0.02 121.0-3.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.2 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 120.1 0.02 692.4-82.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 221.4 0.04 123.878.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32.7 0.01 232.1-85.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,787.6 0.46 1,687.865.17
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,161.0 0.19 435.6166.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.8 0.00 61.7-84.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 215.2 0.04 125.072.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,524.0 0.25 1,292.117.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 291.8 0.05 273.26.80
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 339.3 0.06 92.6266.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,342.6 0.22 626.0114.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.0 0.00 2.597.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38.2 0.01 2,581.3-98.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 859.4 0.14 485.577.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,541.6 0.26 423.1264.39
50 Silk 8.8 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 46.0 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 67.7 0.01 104.9-35.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 106.8 0.02 41.5157.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 88.4 0.01 57.852.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 155.1 0.03 245.5-36.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 849.2 0.14 924.4-8.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 154.0 0.03 108.342.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 181.6 0.03 178.41.80
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 3.0-7.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 974.0 0.16 1,228.3-20.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,347.7 0.39 1,550.951.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 182.7 0.03 104.475.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 98.8 0.02 74.532.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 108.1-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16.5 0.00 3.7347.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 70.8 0.01 53.233.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 131.6 0.02 111.917.66
69 Ceramic products 468.6 0.08 661.3-29.14
70 Glass and glassware 202.7 0.03 429.9-52.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 78,230.2 13.01 48,893.260.00
72 Iron and steel 46.3 0.01 63.4-26.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,417.1 0.57 3,454.2-1.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 51.5 0.01 719.4-92.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,337.8 0.22 1,344.0-0.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,244.6 0.21 754.664.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37.6 0.01 28.531.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 344.1 0.06 323.16.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,309.1 0.22 1,767.6-25.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,601.8 2.76 27,235.9-39.04
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 32,258.0 5.36 37,639.7-14.30
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,394.0 0.73 3,930.711.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 275,036.8 45.72 217,885.726.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 530.8 0.09 15.43,343.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,917.8 2.15 10,635.421.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,803.1 0.30 475.1279.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 51.6 0.01 91.2-43.41
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.4 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,148.0 0.36 1,618.132.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,377.1 3.72 15,849.541.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 259.0 0.04 212.621.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 955.5 0.16 1,404.7-31.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 123,490.8 20.53 107,144.415.26

US Imports from Macau

The major share of US imports from Macau in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.70% of US total imports from Macau (10.43% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.32% of US total imports from Macau (13.64% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.96% of US total imports from Macau (11.55% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.09% of US total imports from Macau (1.43% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of US total imports from Macau (1.14% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.04% of US total imports from Macau (0.39% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Macau in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22.7 0.02 6.9228.19
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.8 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14.2 0.01 2.1591.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 73.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16.7 0.02 6.4161.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 968.1 0.92 885.29.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 110.9 0.11 43.1157.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 58.5-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 5,023.6 4.77 11,477.8-56.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,952.6 6.60 910.2663.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.2 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 171.6 0.16 24.6596.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 18.4 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 799.2 0.76 965.9-17.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.8 0.00 18.3-90.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,033.7 0.98 455.3127.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.2 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 180.2 0.17 112.360.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
52 Cotton 91.6 0.09 29.6209.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.7 0.01 13.8-44.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 69.3 0.07 51.035.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 330.9 0.31 527.2-37.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.3 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,515.7 6.19 8,653.5-24.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 638.6 0.61 1,042.5-38.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110.9 0.11 190.1-41.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 219.2 0.21 658.7-66.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 260.6 0.25 130.699.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 136.9 0.13 42.0226.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121.4 0.12 19.0540.57
69 Ceramic products 14.1 0.01 16.1-12.33
70 Glass and glassware 6,652.7 6.32 11,133.4-40.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,152.2 1.09 1,401.1-17.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.3 0.02 170.4-89.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 133.6 0.13 150.6-11.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 256.9 0.24 29.6766.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 112.5 0.11 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 567.3 0.54 30.01,788.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,022.9 2.87 4,265.6-29.13
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 8,142.1 7.73 4,509.080.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 433.4 0.41 308.140.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11.4 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,763.5 1.67 1,156.552.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 182.8 0.17 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 3,935.7 3.74 5,330.3-26.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,003.6 0.95 1,311.0-23.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 345.3 0.33 160.0115.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 702.1 0.67 409.071.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 53,023.5 50.35 41,297.828.39
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce