US trade (export - import) with Maldives in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 17, 2019

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

US Trade with Maldives

In 2018, US trade with Maldives totaled $74.3 million, up 7.78% ($5.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Maldives in 2018 totaled $37.8 million, up 10.20% ($3.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Maldives in 2018 totaled $36.5 million, up 5.39% ($1.9 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Maldives went from a deficit of $0.4 million in 2017, to a surplus of $1.3 million in 2018.

Maldives was the US 172nd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 171st in 2017), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Maldives was the US 174th largest export market in 2018 (down from 172nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0023% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in 2017).

Maldives was the US 148th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 152nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Maldives

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.83% of US total exports to Maldives (74.84% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.99% of US total exports to Maldives (6.82% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.98% of US total exports to Maldives (3.63% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.28% of US total exports to Maldives (3.88% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.55% of US total exports to Maldives (2.35% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.54% of US total exports to Maldives (1.45% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,328.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,041.2 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) - an increase of $984.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $766.9 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 $698.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $324.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $262.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $246.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $227.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $168.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $149.9 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $139.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $134.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $118.3 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,383.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,189.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $198.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $185.5 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $155.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $132.0 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $120.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $118.8 thousand.
US exports to Maldives 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 118.3 0.31 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 260.0 0.69 318.0-18.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 185.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 203.2 0.54 53.2281.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.3 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 120.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 223.6 0.59 177.825.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 135.2 0.36 182.3-25.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 104.2 0.28 189.0-44.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95.7 0.25 86.610.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 93.9 0.25 7.41,166.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.7 0.03 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.1 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 260.8 0.69 154.269.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25.0 0.07 8.1208.45
29 Organic chemicals 20.7 0.05 3.5492.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 107.7 0.29 44.3142.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 490.1 1.30 355.837.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 575.0 1.52 604.2-4.83
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 316.9 0.84 333.2-4.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39.6 0.10 7.7416.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 386.1 1.02 319.520.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 772.8 2.05 545.041.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 284.7 0.75 116.4144.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.0 0.04 30.0-46.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 83.1 0.22 281.2-70.45
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 155.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84.1 0.22 37.9121.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36.0 0.10 18.891.15
52 Cotton 2.8 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 55.6 0.15 75.8-26.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 243.3 0.64 180.035.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 238.7 0.63 98.9141.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.2 0.01 19.7-83.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47.2 0.12 6.6612.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 137.3 0.36 121.812.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118.5 0.31 87.535.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.7 0.11 16.3155.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31.6 0.08 163.6-80.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36.3 0.10 15.6133.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.0 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 325.0 0.86 344.2-5.58
69 Ceramic products 19.9 0.05 33.4-40.38
70 Glass and glassware 29.8 0.08 29.9-0.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.4 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,638.5 4.34 871.687.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.2 0.03 8.137.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 139.4 0.37 140.9-1.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46.5 0.12 165.3-71.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.9 0.12 43.92.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,096.6 18.79 8,286.1-14.36
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 5,454.1 14.44 4,469.722.02
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 7.1 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,567.3 4.15 526.1197.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,936.6 21.01 9,319.7-14.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 847.8 2.24 585.544.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,713.0 7.18 2,467.19.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30.0 0.08 51.1-41.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.3 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 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 928.8 2.46 229.9304.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,070.2 2.83 745.943.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28.2 0.07 41.2-31.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30.0 0.08 4.5566.96
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,077.9 5.50 749.0177.44

US Imports from Maldives

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.88% of US total imports from Maldives (96.18% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.30% of US total imports from Maldives (1.21% in 2017).

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

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $5,505.4 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 $135.8 thousand.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,819.9 thousand.
US imports from Maldives 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 28,994.4 79.42 32,814.3-11.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,007.0 16.45 501.71,097.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.1 0.01 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 0.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 7.7 0.02 11.9-35.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21.7 0.06 38.9-44.11
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 389.5 1.07 298.130.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 64.5 0.18 80.5-19.86
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 136.2 0.37 0.339,034.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.6 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.01 22.9-90.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 872.5 2.39 865.70.78
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce