US trade with Maldives in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Maldives in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Maldives

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Maldives totaled $36.5 million, up 7.83% ($2.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Maldives in the first half of 2017 totaled $18.4 million, up 17.06% ($2.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Maldives in the first half of 2017 were $18.1 million, down 0.17% ($0.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Maldives went from a deficit of $2.4 million in the first half of 2016, to a surplus of $0.3 million in the first half of 2017.

Maldives was the US 169th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 166th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0019% of US total trade (just as in the first half of 2016).

Maldives was the US 169th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 170th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in the first half of 2016).

Maldives was the US 143rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 146th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (down from 0.0017% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.56% of US total exports to Maldives (71.25% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.12% of US total exports to Maldives (7.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.60% of US total exports to Maldives (3.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.35% of US total exports to Maldives (3.88% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.42% of US total exports to Maldives (1.73% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.90% of US total exports to Maldives (4.91% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,678.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,364.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $773.0 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 $594.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $305.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $214.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $185.5 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $127.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $124.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $122.0 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 $64.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Maldives in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,723.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $609.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $108.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $98.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $91.4 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $82.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $81.5 thousand.
US exports to Maldives in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 97.1 0.53 87.011.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 185.5 1.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26.6 0.14 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.0 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.04 11.1-41.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 114.6 0.62 92.324.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 134.3 0.73 166.4-19.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 95.2 0.52 129.6-26.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 68.5 0.37 97.0-29.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 61.7 0.34 14.5325.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.4 0.04 7.8-4.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 82.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101.9 0.55 68.748.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.1 0.04 52.2-84.47
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 22.3 0.12 51.2-56.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 236.8 1.29 108.9117.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 320.1 1.74 273.417.07
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 134.0 0.73 69.393.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 139.4 0.76 237.4-41.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 229.6 1.25 249.2-7.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35.3 0.19 63.1-44.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.0 0.09 38.0-57.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129.9 0.71 739.2-82.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.8 0.12 27.6-21.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.4 0.07 4.4204.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.3 0.02 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 47.6 0.26 39.022.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 113.6 0.62 66.072.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.8 0.03 9.6-39.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.3 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.7 0.11 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.6 0.04 9.5-30.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 63.3 0.34 45.240.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31.8 0.17 53.2-40.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.7 0.01 35.5-92.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 129.7 0.71 5.42,320.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.6 0.08 8.877.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 214.3 1.17 0.0
69 Ceramic products 28.6 0.16 13.6111.32
70 Glass and glassware 14.7 0.08 96.2-84.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 635.9 3.46 330.592.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 64.6 0.35 173.2-62.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.5 0.04 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.9 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 130.9 0.71 8.91,369.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.5 0.02 12.1-70.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,482.5 24.39 3,709.520.84
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 1,808.8 9.84 1,214.048.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 316.0 1.72 2,039.6-84.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,132.6 27.92 3,454.348.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 332.7 1.81 318.54.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,816.4 9.88 451.9301.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34.3 0.19 19.477.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
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 186.3 1.01 182.91.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 84.4 0.46 175.8-51.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34.7 0.19 7.3377.75

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.24% of US total imports from Maldives (96.60% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.75% of US total imports from Maldives (0.09% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Maldives in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $327.2 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 $259.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Maldives in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $601.8 thousand.
US imports from Maldives in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,894.6 93.43 17,496.4-3.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 327.2 1.81 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.8 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
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 259.4 1.43 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57.5 0.32 3.61,514.33
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 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.4 0.06 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce