US trade (export - import) with Maldives in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Maldives in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Maldives

In 2014, US trade with Maldives totaled $63.2 million, up 12.67% ($7.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Maldives in 2014 totaled $29.0 million, up 0.72% ($0.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Maldives in 2014 totaled $34.2 million, up 25.26% ($6.9 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Maldives went from a surplus of $1.5 million in 2013, to a deficit of $5.2 million in 2014.

Maldives was the US 173rd largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (up from 0.0014% in 2013).

Maldives was the US 177th largest export market in 2014 (down from 176th in 2013), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Maldives was the US 150th largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0012% in 2013).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.01% of US total exports to Maldives (70.83% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.70% of US total exports to Maldives (6.21% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.63% of US total exports to Maldives (6.95% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.68% of US total exports to Maldives (3.09% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.12% of US total exports to Maldives (2.49% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.11% of US total exports to Maldives (0.44% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,007.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $763.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $489.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $300.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $199.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $184.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $151.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $126.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $120.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $105.5 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $97.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Maldives in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,880.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,178.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $510.5 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 $413.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $206.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $90.1 thousand.
US exports to Maldives in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 841.9 2.90 642.131.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 335.4 1.16 150.5122.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.7 0.05 19.0-27.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.7 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26.3 0.09 4.5480.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 110.3 0.38 87.326.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 229.3 0.79 206.211.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 113.4 0.39 43.2162.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 237.0 0.82 747.5-68.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 80.4-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.0 0.03 7.56.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 50.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31.1 0.11 74.9-58.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 122.6 0.42 52.5133.38
29 Organic chemicals 13.1 0.05 3.7259.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 190.9 0.66 115.165.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 501.7 1.73 381.431.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 455.7 1.57 329.038.52
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 219.9 0.76 122.779.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.6 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10.9 0.04 15.1-27.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 251.4 0.87 146.072.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 687.6 2.37 536.328.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 61.6 0.21 84.8-27.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56.4 0.19 76.4-26.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 542.5 1.87 52.8928.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.9 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.2 0.16 25.378.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.5 0.07 30.0-31.74
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 56.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 78.8 0.27 71.510.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 234.7 0.81 275.4-14.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17.2 0.06 94.0-81.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.7 0.02 3.247.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31.0 0.11 10.5196.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 41.6 0.14 25.065.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.5 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 125.8 0.43 134.8-6.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 115.8 0.40 75.952.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43.4 0.15 57.2-24.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 48.1 0.17 63.4-24.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19.9 0.07 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8.4 0.03 20.6-59.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
69 Ceramic products 7.9 0.03 10.4-24.36
70 Glass and glassware 62.4 0.22 14.0347.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.7 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 474.6 1.64 564.8-15.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46.7 0.16 23.3100.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.3 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.2 0.09 7.2249.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53.4 0.18 120.9-55.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,775.9 13.03 3,982.4-5.19
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 3,111.9 10.74 3,525.7-11.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,166.0 4.02 1,240.1-5.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,394.5 28.96 10,274.9-18.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,543.0 8.77 535.9374.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,590.1 5.49 826.292.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25.5 0.09 3.2697.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.9 0.02 8.6-30.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
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 226.4 0.78 197.714.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 616.9 2.13 316.395.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.1 0.03 15.7-35.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 906.4 3.13 2,085.0-56.53

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.05% of US total imports from Maldives (98.09% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Maldives in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $6,070.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $695.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Maldives in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Maldives in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 32,861.9 96.05 26,791.222.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.02 3.960.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.6 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40.7 0.12 49.5-17.69
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 85.3 0.25 20.8309.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 12.0 0.04 17.2-29.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 81.2 0.24 5.11,499.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,122.1 3.28 426.2163.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce