US trade with Macau in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Macau was $279.0 million, down 18.55% ($63.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Macau in the first half of 2017 were $233.0 million, down 20.57% ($60.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Macau in the first half of 2017 were $46.0 million, down 6.51% ($3.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in the first half of 2017 was $187.0 million, a 23.41% decrease ($57.2 million) over the first half of 2016.

Macau was the US 111th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 105th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0145% of US total trade (down from 0.0190% in the first half of 2016).

Macau was the US 98th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 90th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0308% of US total exports (down from 0.0413% in the first half of 2016).

Macau was the US 123rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 120th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total imports (down from 0.0045% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.92% of US total exports to Macau (64.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.91% of US total exports to Macau (7.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.82% of US total exports to Macau (1.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.25% of US total exports to Macau (0.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.09% of US total exports to Macau (0.61% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.07% of US total exports to Macau (1.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.80% of US total exports to Macau (1.06% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.3 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 $2.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $45.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.3 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 $4.1 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 $2.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Macau in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 83.5 0.04 307.2-72.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 104.9-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 179.9 0.08 21.3744.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.9 0.01 4.7603.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 107.9 0.05 63.270.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
10 Cereals 20.5 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31.1 0.01 90.1-65.43
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 85.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 57.2 0.02 114.4-49.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16.8 0.01 9.773.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 120.8 0.05 209.5-42.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,198.6 0.51 1,984.6-39.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17.0 0.01 64.8-73.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.6 0.01 55.0-75.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 121.0 0.05 253.6-52.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 569.0 0.24 759.5-25.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 57.9 0.02 146.2-60.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 83.1 0.04 79.74.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 730.2 0.31 455.160.47
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 148.1 0.06 259.9-43.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.0 0.02 10.8232.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.9 0.01 336.8-90.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 677.1 0.29 1,344.7-49.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 169.5 0.07 99.071.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 16.1 0.01 2.8466.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 156.6 0.07 65.1140.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,390.7 1.03 136.51,652.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 296.3 0.13 430.5-31.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 229.4 0.10 276.1-16.92
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
52 Cotton 3.4 0.00 9.0-62.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 11.6 0.00 25.6-54.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.1 0.00 15.3-66.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23.0 0.01 9.4144.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 870.5 0.37 604.244.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.4 0.00 2.852.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49.2 0.02 89.0-44.74
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 15.5-80.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 711.6 0.31 227.1213.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 700.6 0.30 23.52,885.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 61.5 0.03 603.8-89.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24.1 0.01 149.9-83.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27.2 0.01 3.6666.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 38.1 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 77.6 0.03 91.9-15.55
69 Ceramic products 86.2 0.04 1,340.2-93.57
70 Glass and glassware 269.4 0.12 386.9-30.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,087.8 9.91 21,055.39.65
72 Iron and steel 53.4 0.02 866.1-93.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,452.4 0.62 1,143.227.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 590.2 0.25 74.9688.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 716.5 0.31 303.7135.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 710.7 0.30 117.7503.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 28.5 0.01 45.8-37.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 145.9 0.06 60.1142.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 552.4 0.24 1,811.0-69.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,962.9 4.70 16,229.2-32.45
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 20,640.9 8.86 24,735.6-16.55
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 0.00 261.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,237.6 0.96 1,361.864.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 95,975.0 41.19 140,981.0-31.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.6 0.00 38.0-93.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,150.5 2.21 4,278.020.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 232.1 0.10 154.250.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.6 0.01 496.8-96.85
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 874.0 0.38 2,896.5-69.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,201.0 2.23 6,903.9-24.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 108.9 0.05 124.2-12.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,144.3 0.49 661.872.91

US Imports from Macau

The major share of US imports from Macau in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.66% of US total imports from Macau (12.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.22% of US total imports from Macau (9.75% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.96% of US total imports from Macau (37.27% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.56% of US total imports from Macau (0.38% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.93% of US total imports from Macau (1.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.52% of US total imports from Macau (1.90% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.9 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 $1.7 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 $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $13.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.9 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 $0.8 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Macau in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 348.3 0.76 516.1-32.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.2 0.01 5.9-11.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 58.5 0.13 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.3 0.01 157.5-96.61
29 Organic chemicals 7,773.8 16.89 5,910.331.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 163.3 0.35 4.53,570.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.9 0.03 49.4-67.91
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 0.0 0.00 164.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 622.5 1.35 134.2363.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.0 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 302.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 84.9 0.18 433.2-80.40
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.2 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65.9 0.14 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 50.9-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
52 Cotton 29.6 0.06 30.6-3.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 13.8 0.03 24.1-42.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.4 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.9 0.03 9.370.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 86.1 0.19 326.1-73.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.00 3.9-74.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,727.8 8.10 3,584.64.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 309.5 0.67 457.2-32.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 98.8 0.21 101.1-2.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 200.6 0.44 13,705.9-98.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 91.9 0.20 95.0-3.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.1 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.0 0.04 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.0 0.01 15.8-81.20
70 Glass and glassware 5,796.6 12.60 2,282.5153.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 716.4 1.56 186.8283.41
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 170.4 0.37 174.5-2.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.1 0.05 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.6 0.06 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 437.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.0 0.03 305.0-95.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,289.3 4.97 3,179.6-28.00
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 2,447.3 5.32 747.1227.60
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 23.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17.1 0.04 68.3-74.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 408.6 0.89 782.0-47.75
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 2,528.7 5.50 3,314.9-23.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 543.4 1.18 835.4-34.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91.8 0.20 169.1-45.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 149.0 0.32 164.2-9.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce