US trade with Madagascar in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Madagascar

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Madagascar totaled $429.6 million, up 98.23% ($212.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Madagascar in the first half of 2017 totaled $25.1 million, up 55.18% ($8.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Madagascar in the first half of 2017 totaled $404.5 million, up 101.70% ($204.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in the first half of 2017 was $379.4 million, a 105.79% increase ($195.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Madagascar was the US 98th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 111th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0223% of US total trade (up from 0.0120% in the first half of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 162nd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 168th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total exports (up from 0.0023% in the first half of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 80th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 92nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0346% of US total imports (up from 0.0184% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar 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) - 61.91% of US total exports to Madagascar (46.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.12% of US total exports to Madagascar (12.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.85% of US total exports to Madagascar (14.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.09% of US total exports to Madagascar (1.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.85% of US total exports to Madagascar (11.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.62% of US total exports to Madagascar (4.59% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - 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.

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

  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Madagascar 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 67.9 0.27 18.1274.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 730.7 2.91 102.7611.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 402.0-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 550.3-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 536.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,286.0 5.12 238.2439.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 357.9 1.42 140.5154.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 601.7 2.39 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.8 0.04 19.9-55.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6.0 0.02 6.3-5.29
29 Organic chemicals 30.7 0.12 15.3100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 175.8 0.70 176.7-0.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
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 0.03 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48.2 0.19 451.5-89.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,661.1 6.61 1,498.510.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 294.7 1.17 160.383.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.6 0.08 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.4 0.04 13.9-32.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 110.5 0.44 126.6-12.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.3 0.13 603.0-94.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 235.8 0.94 994.7-76.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25.4 0.10 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.0 0.03 3.1157.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.5 0.03 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 157.1 0.62 97.161.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 49.4 0.20 66.0-25.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 692.9 2.76 610.113.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29.6 0.12 19.452.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13.7 0.05 3.3319.47
69 Ceramic products 5.5 0.02 22.3-75.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 452.1 1.80 97.7362.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.7 0.04 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 878.9 3.50 13.06,671.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.4 0.03 27.9-77.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19.5 0.08 38.1-48.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.8 0.28 31.5124.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 93.5 0.37 35.6162.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,199.3 48.53 5,422.2124.99
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 429.2 1.71 530.1-19.03
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 0.02 16.7-70.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,178.1 4.69 492.8139.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,166.5 4.64 340.7242.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.0 0.01 26.8-88.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 582.7 2.32 659.5-11.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.0 0.02 6.6-10.13
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 221.9 0.88 8.72,447.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.2 0.09 11.6100.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.8 0.08 8.4146.33

US Imports from Madagascar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.13% of US total imports from Madagascar (47.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.15% of US total imports from Madagascar (23.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.98% of US total imports from Madagascar (16.30% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.91% of US total imports from Madagascar (4.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.48% of US total imports from Madagascar (6.79% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $151.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $18.9 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $15.9 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $9.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Madagascar in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $3.6 million.
US imports from Madagascar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 133.3 0.03 264.2-49.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.7 0.00 3.0187.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 37.2 0.01 21.275.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 108.3 0.03 531.5-79.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 237,599.9 58.74 86,319.1175.26
10 Cereals 91.3 0.02 294.1-68.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54.5 0.01 270.1-79.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,728.5 1.66 4,052.166.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 189.7 0.05 187.61.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.8 0.00 8.219.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,141.7 0.53 2,409.6-11.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 156.7 0.04 111.740.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,201.0 0.30 1,366.1-12.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,693.1 5.61 6,841.0231.72
29 Organic chemicals 393.4 0.10 203.693.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 112.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,515.3 0.37 1,501.30.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 35.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 158.4 0.04 50.8211.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 142.7 0.04 97.646.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.5 0.00 3.2-22.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 716.4 0.18 552.229.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.4 0.00 4.154.47
52 Cotton 2.0 0.00 0.7171.25
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.0 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 294.4 0.07 551.7-46.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.9 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,589.0 7.07 20,431.239.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44,186.9 10.92 25,278.674.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63.0 0.02 69.8-9.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.0 0.00 6.0150.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 267.7 0.07 351.6-23.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.8 0.00 16.3-58.45
69 Ceramic products 148.8 0.04 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 10,035.2 2.48 13,614.2-26.29
72 Iron and steel 6.4 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 83.5 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21,315.5 5.27 19,480.49.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,977.0 5.68 13,203.874.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.3 0.01 3.2567.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 228.2 0.06 41.2453.62
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 80.2 0.02 30.9160.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30.2 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.00 49.7-89.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32.1 0.01 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 5.5 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 279.7 0.07 176.658.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.1 0.01 51.7-39.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 612.7 0.15 567.18.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce