US trade (export - import) with Malta in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Malta

In 2018, US trade with Malta was $401.0 million, down 13.80% ($64.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Malta in 2018 were $200.2 million, down 33.10% ($99.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Malta in 2018 totaled $200.8 million, up 20.99% ($34.8 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Malta went from a surplus of $133.3 million in 2017, to a deficit of $0.6 million in 2018.

Malta was the US 132nd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 118th in 2017), accounting for 0.0094% of US total trade (down from 0.0118% in 2017).

Malta was the US 129th largest export market in 2018 (down from 114th in 2017), accounting for 0.0120% of US total exports (down from 0.0194% in 2017).

Malta was the US 112th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 110th in 2017), accounting for 0.0077% of US total imports (up from 0.0069% in 2017).

US Exports to Malta

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.08% of US total exports to Malta (24.51% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.61% of US total exports to Malta (32.61% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.19% of US total exports to Malta (35.37% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.76% of US total exports to Malta (1.12% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.64% of US total exports to Malta (3.04% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.71% of US total exports to Malta (1.13% in 2017).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • 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 $4.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • 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 $1.5 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $57.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $45.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.1 million.
US exports to Malta 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 18.8 0.01 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13.0 0.01 534.5-97.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.0 0.00 3.0132.25
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 51.3 0.03 26.494.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13.1 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 38.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 618.6 0.31 765.8-19.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
10 Cereals 185.6 0.09 232.7-20.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.2 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 109.0 0.05 121.0-9.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 23.3 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 199.2 0.10 234.0-14.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,219.1 5.10 1,291.8691.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9.1 0.00 11.8-22.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 50.1 0.03 70.2-28.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.0 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 48,430.7 24.19 105,859.6-54.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 166.9 0.08 213.6-21.85
29 Organic chemicals 535.0 0.27 106.5402.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 664.6 0.33 733.1-9.35
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 116.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 274.2 0.14 347.1-21.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,123.7 0.56 1,354.3-17.02
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 193.7 0.10 221.2-12.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 81.7 0.04 43.886.64
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 498.4 0.25 399.524.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,056.4 2.53 5,001.61.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 688.7 0.34 557.223.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 47.8 0.02 23.3105.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,724.3 1.36 2,714.00.38
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 120.0 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 393.5 0.20 521.4-24.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 186.6 0.09 157.518.52
52 Cotton 3.3 0.00 3.07.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 173.6 0.09 61.9180.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 64.4 0.03 24.9158.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24.0 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 53.2 0.03 90.8-41.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103.4 0.05 145.1-28.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 221.1 0.11 154.942.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 214.5 0.11 101.1112.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.5 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 70.7 0.04 4.81,372.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 19.9 0.01 11.375.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 312.6 0.16 264.818.08
69 Ceramic products 138.6 0.07 14.5857.07
70 Glass and glassware 360.1 0.18 93.1286.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 90.6 0.05 90.60.08
72 Iron and steel 4.4 0.00 39.2-88.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,722.1 30.33 71,170.0-14.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.9 0.00 61.4-85.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 44.7 0.02 42.16.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 695.0 0.35 1,119.9-37.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 35.1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 153.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 59.8 0.03 33.081.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 256.7 0.13 190.035.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 434.0 0.22 515.3-15.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,174.5 8.58 21,308.0-19.40
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 9,324.2 4.66 5,300.475.92
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 391.4 0.20 114.0243.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,829.6 1.91 1,426.4168.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,501.2 6.74 59,108.1-77.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,745.6 1.87 3,876.2-3.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,327.4 4.66 6,465.644.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73.4 0.04 26.7174.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35.2 0.02 37.5-6.11
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 154.5 0.08 249.2-37.99
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 1,798.2 0.90 329.6445.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 464.4 0.23 410.913.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 161.0 0.08 190.9-15.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 139.0 0.07 512.5-72.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,289.2 1.64 3,769.3-12.74

US Imports from Malta

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.14% of US total imports from Malta (73.57% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.89% of US total imports from Malta (17.35% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.45% of US total imports from Malta (1.14% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of US total imports from Malta (0.06% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • 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 $6.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Cork and articles of cork (HS code 45) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Malta 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 106.2 0.05 366.3-71.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 87.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.2 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.6 0.00 5.769.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.7 0.01 9.631.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33.1 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.7 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.7 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 164.0 0.08 162.90.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 29.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 931.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 54.8 0.03 6.1793.06
29 Organic chemicals 13,398.9 6.67 5,809.1130.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,010.8 7.48 13,620.910.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 46.3 0.02 13.2249.33
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 16.9 0.01 15.86.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.2 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 254.8 0.13 31.2715.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,017.7 3.49 5,623.124.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,158.0 2.07 3,673.313.20
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 12.9-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 754.2 0.38 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,400.4 0.70 21.56,410.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 463.5 0.23 78.6489.69
52 Cotton 0.3 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 143.7 0.07 286.3-49.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.5 0.00 6.8-63.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.7 0.00 1.585.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,951.3 0.97 540.6260.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 276.9 0.14 334.3-17.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 490.1 0.24 269.981.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.00 2.3-48.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.3 0.01 451.4-96.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19.8 0.01 3.1545.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31.0 0.02 162.0-80.87
69 Ceramic products 72.3 0.04 39.483.50
70 Glass and glassware 56.8 0.03 140.8-59.65
72 Iron and steel 29.3 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 49.9 0.02 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.1 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36.1 0.02 166.5-78.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50.5 0.03 31.858.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.5 0.01 7.735.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,454.7 13.67 12,443.0120.64
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 113,287.7 56.42 106,612.06.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 223.6 0.11 399.3-44.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.7 0.00 6.617.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10.8 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,863.8 0.93 2,638.1-29.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
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 252.9 0.13 80.5214.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,623.8 2.30 2,304.4100.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 111.9 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56.4 0.03 588.1-90.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,682.8 3.33 7,916.9-15.59
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce