US trade with Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Malawi totaled $30.8 million, up 32.14% ($7.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $4.5 million, down 58.86% ($6.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $26.4 million, up 111.85% ($13.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $21.9 million, a 1,316.06% increase ($20.3 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Malawi was the US 157th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 162nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total trade (up from 0.0025% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 178th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 162nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (down from 0.0030% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 124th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 138th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total imports (up from 0.0022% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.75% of US total exports to Malawi (42.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.21% of US total exports to Malawi (8.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.29% of US total exports to Malawi (11.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.87% of US total exports to Malawi (2.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.07% of US total exports to Malawi (1.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $437.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $325.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $125.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $29.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $26.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $22.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2,512.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $487.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $373.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $336.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $288.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $146.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $136.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $102.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $76.9 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $25.3 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.3 0.07 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.9 0.20 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 368.3 8.21 741.3-50.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.2 0.50 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.8 0.06 14.2-80.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 487.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11.2 0.25 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.9 0.09 29.3-86.60
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 242.8 5.41 389.0-37.59
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 2.6 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41.3 0.92 377.8-89.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 215.9 4.82 90.6138.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41.1 0.92 37.011.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.3 0.07 80.1-95.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 136.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 218.4 4.87 321.3-32.01
70 Glass and glassware 26.7 0.59 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 29.9 0.67 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,554.1 34.66 1,116.639.18
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 288.0 6.42 2,800.3-89.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 478.4 10.67 152.7213.39
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 224.0 5.00 512.8-56.31
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 4.0 0.09 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.7 0.13 0.0

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.63% of US total imports from Malawi (98.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $11,770.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,285.2 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $577.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $350.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Malawi in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.2 0.02 12.5-66.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,024.5 7.68 1,673.920.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,921.2 30.05 6,636.019.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 615.0 2.33 38.01,517.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,703.1 59.56 3,932.4299.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66.3 0.25 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 16.7 0.06 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 0.4 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.0 0.01 9.6-68.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce