US trade (export - import) with Malawi in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Malawi

In 2018, US trade with Malawi was $76.0 million, down 17.88% ($16.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Malawi in 2018 were $16.8 million, down 40.35% ($11.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Malawi in 2018 were $59.2 million, down 8.03% ($5.2 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Malawi in 2018 was $42.4 million, a 17.18% increase ($6.2 million) over 2017.

Malawi was the US 171st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 166th in 2017), accounting for 0.0018% of US total trade (down from 0.0023% in 2017).

Malawi was the US 186th largest export market in 2018 (down from 174th in 2017), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (down from 0.0018% in 2017).

Malawi was the US 138th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 136th in 2017), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (down from 0.0027% in 2017).

US Exports to Malawi

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.86% of US total exports to Malawi (52.31% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.27% of US total exports to Malawi (8.18% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.36% of US total exports to Malawi (11.51% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.09% of US total exports to Malawi (2.25% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.05% of US total exports to Malawi (0.10% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.76% of US total exports to Malawi (1.24% in 2017).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,081.4 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $290.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $263.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $168.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $120.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $69.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi 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 $4,281.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3,549.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,900.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,444.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $808.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $560.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $386.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $368.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $247.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $180.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $164.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $161.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $149.1 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 $78.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $57.8 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $53.0 thousand.
US exports to Malawi 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 19.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 368.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 22.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.4 0.15 25.8-5.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 458.1 2.72 1,266.1-63.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10.3 0.06 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 886.9 5.27 1,447.0-38.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27.6 0.16 42.4-34.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 53.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16.6 0.10 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26.3 0.16 3.9570.36
29 Organic chemicals 23.5 0.14 409.7-94.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 472.6 2.81 636.7-25.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
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 27.2 0.16 2.6946.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.5 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 335.6 1.99 369.7-9.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 651.8 3.87 701.8-7.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.4 0.10 178.6-90.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.4 0.04 10.2-27.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.1 0.16 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 130.2 0.77 9.21,311.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 188.7 1.12 20.1839.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.3 0.07 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 382.9 2.27 630.4-39.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 290.0 1.72 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.3 0.03 153.4-97.17
72 Iron and steel 19.0 0.11 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.9 0.03 62.7-92.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.8 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 76.9 0.46 257.6-70.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.8 0.15 8.1204.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,004.7 23.80 8,286.2-51.67
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 753.4 4.48 831.4-9.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 673.5 4.00 2,118.4-68.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1,900.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 263.8 1.57 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,705.6 22.02 1,624.2128.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
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 58.4 0.35 15.5277.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.02 3.3-8.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 81.4 0.48 11.9583.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,128.5 18.59 6,678.0-53.15

US Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.93% of US total imports from Malawi (98.70% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.51% of US total imports from Malawi (0.52% in 2017).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,645.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $567.2 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $5,047.3 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,417.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $671.4 thousand.
US imports from Malawi 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 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31.7 0.05 2.41,227.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,655.8 16.31 7,010.237.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15,980.3 26.99 21,027.6-24.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,413.1 10.83 7,084.5-9.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 98.9-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25,896.8 43.74 28,314.7-8.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30.1 0.05 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.3 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 37.3 0.06 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 896.1 1.51 329.0172.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.2 0.00 12.9-83.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37.7 0.06 22.865.37
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 87.2 0.15 140.1-37.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 177.4-100.00
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 19.6 0.03 27.9-30.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 102.0 0.17 105.1-3.02
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce