US trade with Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Madagascar

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Madagascar totaled $208.6 million, up 118.30% ($113.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $15.1 million, up 160.36% ($9.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $193.5 million, up 115.59% ($103.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $178.5 million, a 112.51% increase ($94.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Madagascar was the US 99th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 115th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0222% of US total trade (up from 0.0109% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 155th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (up from 0.0017% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 80th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0342% of US total imports (up from 0.0170% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.19% of US total exports to Madagascar (60.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.03% of US total exports to Madagascar (6.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.19% of US total exports to Madagascar (2.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.91% of US total exports to Madagascar (7.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.68% of US total exports to Madagascar (11.11% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.47% of US total exports to Madagascar (2.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45.3 0.30 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 730.7 4.85 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 402.0-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.0 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,286.0 8.54 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 349.7 2.32 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 601.7 3.99 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.8 0.06 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 15.3 0.10 15.30.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.6 0.06 35.1-72.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 19.7-100.00
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 8.4 0.06 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13.4 0.09 7.774.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 817.5 5.43 299.0173.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 176.7 1.17 50.2252.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.5 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.0 0.03 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 50.0 0.33 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.8 0.09 125.8-89.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 231.3 1.54 400.3-42.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.6 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.0 0.05 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 312.0 2.07 235.432.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 429.1 2.85 50.3753.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 859.6 5.71 13.06,523.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.0 0.13 2.8577.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 76.6 0.51 7.0998.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,792.8 38.46 2,577.5124.74
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 150.1 1.00 376.6-60.13
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 4.9 0.03 5.4-9.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 620.3 4.12 9.06,792.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,115.4 7.41 234.1376.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 478.2 3.18 242.197.55
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 47.1 0.31 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18.9 0.13 3.5442.73

US Imports from Madagascar

The major share of US imports from Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.87% of US total imports from Madagascar (45.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 19.84% of US total imports from Madagascar (21.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.61% of US total imports from Madagascar (17.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.91% of US total imports from Madagascar (0.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.51% of US total imports from Madagascar (11.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $67.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $13.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $12.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $3.3 million.
US imports from Madagascar in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 81.7 0.04 126.1-35.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.8 0.01 7.151.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 74.4 0.04 167.9-55.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 107,101.1 55.34 39,890.2168.49
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 125.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 86.4-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 80.0 0.04 63.426.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28.6 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.8 0.01 3.2203.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 635.6 0.33 587.58.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 110.9 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 246.9 0.13 758.6-67.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,117.2 6.78 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 143.5 0.07 117.022.62
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 42.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 409.0 0.21 549.6-25.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 121.9 0.06 8.21,381.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.5 0.02 53.6-42.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 498.8 0.26 330.251.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
52 Cotton 1.0 0.00 0.733.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 20.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 141.8 0.07 240.4-41.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,144.8 7.31 8,009.576.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,926.2 12.36 11,121.4115.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.9 0.01 32.4-26.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13.7 0.01 1.6759.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 139.1 0.07 75.983.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 148.8 0.08 2.26,773.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,788.5 3.51 10,133.8-33.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 60.6 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13,791.7 7.13 11,196.223.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,528.2 5.44 4,575.8130.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.3 0.01 3.2567.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53.0 0.03 0.0
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 22.5 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.00 46.6-95.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.0 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 127.0 0.07 40.7212.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.5 0.01 5.9128.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 470.0 0.24 369.127.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce