US trade with Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 21, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malta

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Malta totaled $154.2 million, up 84.43% ($70.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $115.3 million, up 349.67% ($89.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $38.9 million, down 32.84% ($19.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Malta went from a deficit of $32.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $76.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Malta was the US 110th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 131st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (up from 0.0087% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Malta was the US 101st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 141st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0283% of US total exports (up from 0.0068% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Malta was the US 114th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 105th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0061% of US total imports (down from 0.0099% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Malta

The major share of US exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 62.64% of US total exports to Malta (0.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.50% of US total exports to Malta (48.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.79% of US total exports to Malta (29.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.30% of US total exports to Malta (9.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.88% of US total exports to Malta (3.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of US total exports to Malta (3.87% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $70.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.4 0.01 43.2-85.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 38.6 0.03 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 384.6 0.33 389.1-1.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.2 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 86.1 0.07 88.0-2.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.0 0.00 25.4-84.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44.7 0.04 24.185.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 96.0 0.08 22.8321.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 294.6 0.26 315.1-6.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 46.9 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,624.8 20.50 12,302.092.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.3 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 20.7 0.02 23.6-12.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 267.7 0.23 123.7116.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 164.0 0.14 147.411.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 318.0 0.28 313.81.35
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 48.9 0.04 107.0-54.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.7 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 86.7 0.08 73.218.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,603.0 1.39 1,615.9-0.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 121.3 0.11 54.2123.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.3 0.01 19.3-15.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 550.9 0.48 535.92.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65.1 0.06 419.1-84.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 68.7 0.06 36.986.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.9 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.6 0.01 9.554.09
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.1 0.01 82.6-85.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27.4 0.02 19.937.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.8 0.00 48.9-92.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49.0 0.04 77.7-36.92
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 19.6 0.02 21.3-8.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45.6 0.04 17.6159.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,793.4 61.42 129.954,388.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.4 0.00 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.9 0.00 5.1-23.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,009.7 0.88 39.62,446.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 32.3 0.03 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 153.2 0.13 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24.2 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26.8 0.02 20.431.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 144.8 0.13 13.6966.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,358.2 4.65 2,312.4131.72
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 1,012.5 0.88 1,698.3-40.38
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 114.0 0.10 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 504.7 0.44 473.26.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,919.3 2.53 1,787.163.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 390.5 0.34 361.48.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,136.8 1.85 1,021.6109.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.3 0.02 10.367.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 130.1 0.11 107.720.78
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 177.9 0.15 118.350.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 119.0 0.10 59.998.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52.0 0.05 60.7-14.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 84.8 0.07 13.6522.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,841.3 1.60 405.5354.03

US Imports from Malta

The major share of US imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.86% of US total imports from Malta (62.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.78% of US total imports from Malta (29.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9.4 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 $7.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38.2 0.10 67.1-43.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.5 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 105.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 741.9 1.91 3,510.3-78.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,254.1 5.79 11,673.8-80.69
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 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,457.6 3.74 1,169.124.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 913.0 2.34 726.725.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.9 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11.7 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 42.9 0.11 157.3-72.74
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.3 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 96.1 0.25 262.8-63.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 76.4 0.20 118.5-35.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71.2 0.18 78.2-9.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.2 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.2 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 37.2 0.10 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 69.5 0.18 17.3301.82
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 7.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 224.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 158.9 0.41 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.7 0.02 3.1117.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,837.1 9.85 2,429.957.91
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 25,728.8 66.07 32,950.8-21.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 60.2 0.15 58.82.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 691.3 1.78 814.6-15.13
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 25.0 0.06 6.5286.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287.7 0.74 296.1-2.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.5 0.03 22.1-52.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,300.4 5.91 3,234.6-28.88
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce