US trade (export - import) with Madagascar in 2016

Published or Updated: May 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Madagascar in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Madagascar

In 2016, US trade with Madagascar totaled $495.6 million, up 30.58% ($116.1 million) from 2015.

US exports to Madagascar in 2016 were $42.2 million, down 22.59% ($12.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Madagascar in 2016 totaled $453.4 million, up 39.51% ($128.4 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in 2016 was $411.2 million, a 52.04% increase ($140.7 million) over 2015.

Madagascar was the US 110th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 119th in 2015), accounting for 0.0134% of US total trade (up from 0.0100% in 2015).

Madagascar was the US 165th largest export market in 2016 (down from 159th in 2015), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (down from 0.0036% in 2015).

Madagascar was the US 88th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 99th in 2015), accounting for 0.0202% of US total imports (up from 0.0141% in 2015).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.60% of US total exports to Madagascar (56.58% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.26% of US total exports to Madagascar (7.52% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.92% of US total exports to Madagascar (2.00% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.67% of US total exports to Madagascar (5.67% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.97% of US total exports to Madagascar (0.99% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.47% of US total exports to Madagascar (1.09% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Madagascar in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,238.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,214.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,841.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,650.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,092.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,001.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $971.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $939.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $477.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $459.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $377.3 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $230.5 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $219.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $196.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $189.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $180.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Madagascar in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11,757.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,036.0 thousand;
  • 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 $4,817.4 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $2,457.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $785.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $476.1 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $460.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $264.4 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $174.0 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $126.7 thousand.
US exports to Madagascar in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53.0 0.13 60.6-12.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 491.0 1.16 294.466.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,092.0 2.59 0.0
10 Cereals 3,078.6 7.29 1,428.1115.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,303.8 5.45 89.62,469.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.1 0.02 12.4-18.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,606.0 3.80 635.0152.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 623.4 1.48 1,409.1-55.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,238.7 5.30 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 31.1-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15.2 0.04 141.9-89.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22.8 0.05 15.448.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 190.7 0.45 9.91,830.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.0 0.02 35.2-71.57
29 Organic chemicals 30.7 0.07 32.9-6.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 444.3 1.05 66.9563.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.0 0.10 40.34.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2.6 0.01 0.0
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 4.4 0.01 24.0-81.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.5 0.03 5.9147.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,098.1 2.60 159.1590.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,245.3 5.32 403.9455.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 299.3 0.71 322.4-7.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.8 0.01 22.7-87.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21.3 0.05 43.0-50.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 294.0 0.70 74.6294.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 58.8 0.14 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 879.9 2.08 420.9109.06
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,648.0 3.90 1,417.616.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.0 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.9 0.01 3.471.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.2 0.01 96.7-93.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.0 0.01 464.9-99.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 110.1 0.26 166.8-34.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66.0 0.16 26.8145.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,372.5 3.25 894.653.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19.4 0.05 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.3 0.01 18.2-82.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 29.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 76.4 0.18 108.6-29.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 330.8 0.78 141.3134.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 61.5 0.15 33.483.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45.4 0.11 22.5101.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 38.1 0.09 212.1-82.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 88.9 0.21 72.722.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 58.0 0.14 99.3-41.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,419.6 31.78 18,455.6-27.29
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 1,155.7 2.74 5,973.2-80.65
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 96.7 0.23 2,553.8-96.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,156.6 2.74 1,632.7-29.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 787.3 1.86 1,051.7-25.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26.8 0.06 9.5180.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,192.8 5.19 1,191.084.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.6 0.02 3.971.21
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 22.1 0.05 122.3-81.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 75.4 0.18 15.9372.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.3 0.04 23.3-30.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,159.0 5.11 13,916.6-84.49

US Imports from Madagascar

The major share of US imports from Madagascar in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 52.98% of US total imports from Madagascar (39.85% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 24.05% of US total imports from Madagascar (16.87% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.71% of US total imports from Madagascar (35.77% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.27% of US total imports from Madagascar (4.82% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.05% of US total imports from Madagascar (0.58% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Madagascar in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $108,462.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $33,936.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $20,135.1 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $15,750.1 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $3,814.2 thousand;
  • 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 $3,682.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $3,407.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Madagascar in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $62,110.6 thousand.
US imports from Madagascar in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 378.7 0.08 342.010.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 510.6 0.11 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44.8 0.01 21.3110.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 641.7 0.14 1,685.4-61.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 230,485.6 50.83 122,023.388.89
10 Cereals 371.3 0.08 43.0764.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 332.0 0.07 146.9126.02
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,192.9 0.92 378.71,007.15
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 328.1 0.07 248.332.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.2 0.00 388.1-97.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,816.9 0.62 4,057.7-30.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 111.7 0.02 174.9-36.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,599.2 0.57 1,896.437.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 15,750.1 3.47 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 461.9 0.10 578.7-20.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.1 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 112.1 0.02 113.0-0.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,707.0 0.60 2,136.326.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 100.8 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 178.3 0.04 57.0212.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 155.8 0.03 161.2-3.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.9 0.00 5.81.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 723.4 0.16 580.724.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.1 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.1 0.00 9.0-54.06
52 Cotton 0.7 0.00 8.6-91.50
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 27.5 0.01 13.3106.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 845.0 0.19 1,010.9-16.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,107.2 10.17 25,972.177.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 61,232.7 13.50 27,295.8124.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 135.3 0.03 171.4-21.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34.0 0.01 23.346.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 645.2 0.14 328.896.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 63.4 0.01 47.234.43
69 Ceramic products 2.2 0.00 6.8-68.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,356.6 4.27 15,673.923.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 63.5 0.01 12.0430.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29,777.8 6.57 91,888.5-67.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,773.4 6.13 24,366.213.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 79.5 0.02 435.9-81.77
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 634.5 0.14 59.3970.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 63.4 0.01 26.1142.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.1 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
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 5.1 0.00 0.41,301.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 468.8 0.10 232.8101.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 63.9 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,087.8 0.24 1,050.73.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,893.7 0.42 1,317.943.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce