US trade (export - import) with Maldives in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Maldives in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Maldives

In 2013, US trade with Maldives totaled $56.1 million, up 8.80% ($4.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Maldives in 2013 were $28.8 million, down 4.24% ($1.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Maldives in 2013 totaled $27.3 million, up 27.01% ($5.8 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Maldives in 2013 was $1.5 million, a 82.86% decrease ($7.1 million) over 2012.

Maldives was the US 173rd largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 178th in 2012), accounting for 0.0014% of US total trade (up from 0.0013% in 2012).

Maldives was the US 176th largest export market in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (down from 0.0019% in 2012).

Maldives was the US 150th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 155th in 2012), accounting for 0.0012% of US total imports (up from 0.0009% in 2012).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.83% of US total exports to Maldives (74.01% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.95% of US total exports to Maldives (9.81% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.21% of US total exports to Maldives (6.09% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.09% of US total exports to Maldives (3.52% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.49% of US total exports to Maldives (1.10% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives in 2013 over 2012 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) - an increase of $1,504.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,359.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $366.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $345.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $250.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $242.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $115.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Maldives in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,891.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,458.1 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $798.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $599.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $190.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $173.6 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $162.7 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 $117.2 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $100.2 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $93.3 thousand.
US exports to Maldives in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6.8 0.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 642.1 2.23 1,440.7-55.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 150.5 0.52 324.1-53.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.0 0.07 8.9114.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.7 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4.5 0.02 17.2-73.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 87.3 0.30 105.9-17.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 206.2 0.72 90.7127.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43.2 0.15 27.756.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 747.5 2.60 822.3-9.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 80.4 0.28 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.5 0.03 107.7-93.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 50.9 0.18 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 74.9 0.26 69.18.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52.5 0.18 169.7-69.05
29 Organic chemicals 3.7 0.01 3.310.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 115.1 0.40 90.627.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 381.4 1.33 383.0-0.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 329.0 1.14 332.1-0.95
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 122.7 0.43 173.8-29.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15.1 0.05 7.2109.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 146.0 0.51 336.7-56.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 536.3 1.86 285.387.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84.8 0.29 42.2101.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 76.4 0.27 18.4314.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.8 0.18 90.6-41.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17.4 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25.3 0.09 23.29.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30.0 0.10 23.726.50
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 38.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 56.9 0.20 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 51.6-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 71.5 0.25 69.92.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 275.4 0.96 212.029.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 94.0 0.33 256.7-63.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.2 0.01 6.6-51.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.5 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25.0 0.09 118.3-78.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 134.8 0.47 120.511.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75.9 0.26 84.8-10.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 57.2 0.20 24.4134.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 63.4 0.22 46.038.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.6 0.07 7.8164.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.9 0.02 15.2-54.30
69 Ceramic products 10.4 0.04 32.6-68.10
70 Glass and glassware 14.0 0.05 40.2-65.26
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 6.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 564.8 1.96 198.1185.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23.3 0.08 40.1-41.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.2 0.03 15.3-52.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 120.9 0.42 60.898.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,982.4 13.84 3,636.99.50
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 3,525.7 12.25 2,020.874.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,240.1 4.31 2,698.2-54.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10,274.9 35.70 12,166.2-15.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 535.9 1.86 293.282.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 826.2 2.87 1,425.2-42.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.2 0.01 33.2-90.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.6 0.03 64.0-86.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.4 0.04 14.6-29.10
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 197.7 0.69 198.5-0.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 316.3 1.10 255.823.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.7 0.05 29.1-46.13
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.4 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,085.0 7.25 725.7187.30

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.09% of US total imports from Maldives (85.75% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.34% of US total imports from Maldives (1.24% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Maldives in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $8,350.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Maldives in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,369.8 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 $211.8 thousand.
US imports from Maldives in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26,791.2 98.09 18,441.245.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.9 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49.5 0.18 19.5153.28
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 20.8 0.08 232.6-91.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17.2 0.06 5.9193.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.02 7.7-33.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 426.2 1.56 2,796.0-84.76
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce