US trade with Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 12, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malta

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Malta was $84.6 million, down 65.59% ($161.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $40.8 million, down 45.39% ($33.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $43.8 million, down 74.40% ($127.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $3.1 million, a 96.83% decrease ($93.5 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Malta was the US 122nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 95th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total trade (down from 0.0266% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malta was the US 127th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 109th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0106% of US total exports (down from 0.0205% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malta was the US 113th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 81st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total imports (down from 0.0305% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Malta

The major share of US exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.95% of US total exports to Malta (69.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.73% of US total exports to Malta (18.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.61% of US total exports to Malta (2.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.25% of US total exports to Malta (0.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.69% of US total exports to Malta (1.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $29.4 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) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.3 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) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 475.0 1.17 3.414,036.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
10 Cereals 58.6 0.14 29.399.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28.2 0.07 23.619.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 52.9 0.13 72.0-26.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 277.3 0.68 333.4-16.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2.8 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23.3 0.06 28.9-19.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,402.7 54.95 51,781.2-56.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.7 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 21.5 0.05 34.5-37.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 179.9 0.44 103.274.36
31 Fertilizers 116.5 0.29 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53.7 0.13 27.893.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 495.7 1.22 395.525.34
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 94.5 0.23 23.2307.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20.8 0.05 5.9249.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.1 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 173.5 0.43 94.982.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,431.3 3.51 1,112.428.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 91.6 0.22 110.8-17.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.8 0.01 2.511.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 647.1 1.59 912.3-29.07
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 60.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.9 0.03 21.5-39.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27.8 0.07 31.9-13.05
52 Cotton 3.0 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58.6 0.14 90.1-34.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 64.8 0.16 27.4136.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 50.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74.6 0.18 89.0-16.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38.1 0.09 16.6129.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 289.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72.7 0.18 127.3-42.88
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 33.3 0.08 95.0-64.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28.6 0.07 22.129.72
72 Iron and steel 36.0 0.09 3.3995.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 140.4 0.34 176.7-20.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.6 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32.0 0.08 2.61,153.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.7 0.03 92.8-85.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.8 0.02 7.418.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21.4 0.05 71.9-70.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 103.8 0.25 41.8148.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,593.7 13.72 1,967.0184.38
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 1,238.1 3.04 2,652.4-53.32
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 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 260.3 0.64 1,134.9-77.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,688.5 9.05 2,896.527.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.2 0.03 2,287.4-99.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,326.1 3.25 2,506.0-47.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.3 0.01 10.3-58.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.9 0.01 7.1-29.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.2 0.07 23.627.79
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 28.7 0.07 3,301.5-99.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 61.1 0.15 127.3-52.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51.5 0.13 31.961.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 352.5 0.86 49.9606.61

US Imports from Malta

The major share of US imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.16% of US total imports from Malta (13.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.80% of US total imports from Malta (82.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.42% of US total imports from Malta (0.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.01% of US total imports from Malta (1.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $4.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $134.0 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 229.7 0.52 317.4-27.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.7 0.02 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 87.0 0.20 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.4 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 46.6 0.11 36.129.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20.4 0.05 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 1,753.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.1 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 2,026.4 4.62 1,213.467.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,816.1 8.71 137,850.7-97.23
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 6.1 0.01 4.828.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.3 0.01 20.7-74.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,831.1 4.18 1,246.046.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 992.5 2.26 760.430.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.6 0.06 72.9-66.21
54 Man-made filaments 243.4 0.56 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.5 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.7 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 176.3 0.40 190.4-7.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 123.0 0.28 97.925.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71.0 0.16 533.8-86.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.0 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.6 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 159.5 0.36 0.0
69 Ceramic products 2.2 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 26.3 0.06 3.8593.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.5 0.01 23.5-89.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,148.7 7.18 1,831.971.88
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 26,245.8 59.89 21,411.222.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 241.4 0.55 53.8348.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 672.4 1.53 611.89.89
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 24.6 0.06 31.8-22.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 800.7 1.83 980.7-18.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33.8 0.08 316.9-89.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce