US trade (export - import) with Maldives in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Maldives in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Maldives

In 2016, US trade with Maldives was $63.5 million, down 9.05% ($6.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Maldives in 2016 were $31.1 million, down 11.73% ($4.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Maldives in 2016 were $32.5 million, down 6.33% ($2.2 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Maldives went from a surplus of $0.5 million in 2015, to a deficit of $1.4 million in 2016.

Maldives was the US 170th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 169th in 2015), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (down from 0.0018% in 2015).

Maldives was the US 172nd largest export market in 2016 (down from 170th in 2015), accounting for 0.0021% of US total exports (down from 0.0023% in 2015).

Maldives was the US 147th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 151st in 2015), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (down from 0.0015% in 2015).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.79% of US total exports to Maldives (72.23% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.41% of US total exports to Maldives (7.78% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.71% of US total exports to Maldives (3.79% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.29% of US total exports to Maldives (7.06% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.67% of US total exports to Maldives (2.62% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.61% of US total exports to Maldives (2.23% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,145.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,843.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $802.9 thousand;
  • 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 $363.9 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - an increase of $149.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $104.6 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $99.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $96.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Maldives in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4,702.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,743.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,469.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $843.6 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 $436.5 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) - a decrease of $216.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $159.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $111.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $111.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $101.4 thousand.
US exports to Maldives in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 50.9-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 222.0 0.71 158.440.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 159.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.8 0.01 5.7-50.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.6 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 22.7 0.07 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92.3 0.30 50.881.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 187.1 0.60 82.5126.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 129.6 0.42 198.1-34.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 123.8 0.40 59.1109.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 37.5 0.12 129.9-71.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.8 0.03 19.6-60.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 82.7 0.27 24.1243.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 91.8 0.30 51.379.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 75.6 0.24 90.1-16.11
29 Organic chemicals 10.3 0.03 3.6185.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 66.8 0.21 157.8-57.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 447.4 1.44 515.6-13.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 533.8 1.72 579.9-7.96
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 125.2 0.40 341.4-63.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2.5 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.0 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 348.4 1.12 252.038.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 546.7 1.76 648.1-15.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 141.4 0.46 150.6-6.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.5 0.01 6.1-42.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40.8 0.13 10.1304.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 966.5 3.11 2,436.2-60.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35.4 0.11 30.017.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.4 0.07 16.728.37
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 64.2 0.21 78.0-17.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 131.0 0.42 160.1-18.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30.3 0.10 116.6-74.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 51.6 0.17 12.2323.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 117.4 0.38 75.056.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 99.4 0.32 95.54.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 71.2 0.23 183.1-61.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31.1 0.10 10.0212.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45.5 0.15 23.989.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 168.9 0.54 19.9748.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 124.8 0.40 25.7384.98
69 Ceramic products 27.4 0.09 28.1-2.53
70 Glass and glassware 96.2 0.31 30.7213.76
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 10.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,624.2 5.23 821.397.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.5 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 348.5 1.12 260.733.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.6 0.03 13.3-35.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.1 0.02 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 33.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.0 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56.2 0.18 70.9-20.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22.6 0.07 134.2-83.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,180.4 23.12 5,337.134.54
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 2,783.3 8.96 3,219.8-13.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,754.5 8.87 609.2352.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,397.5 23.82 12,100.4-38.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 672.2 2.16 2,415.3-72.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 888.5 2.86 1,732.2-48.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 62.2 0.20 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.8 0.07 10.8110.62
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.0 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 527.5 1.70 163.5222.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 411.3 1.32 399.33.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.5 0.05 4.4232.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 826.5 2.66 743.711.13

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.78% of US total imports from Maldives (96.49% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.30% of US total imports from Maldives (1.62% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Maldives in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $637.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Maldives in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,346.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $504.8 thousand.
US imports from Maldives in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,098.9 95.78 33,445.7-7.02
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 17.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.6 0.04 518.4-97.38
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 81.7 0.25 43.985.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 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 0.7 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.03 14.2-38.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,261.7 3.89 624.5102.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce