US trade (export - import) with Macau in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In 2015, US trade with Macau totaled $666.9 million, up 30.80% ($157.0 million) from 2014.

US exports to Macau in 2015 totaled $542.3 million, up 25.16% ($109.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Macau in 2015 totaled $124.6 million, up 62.71% ($48.0 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Macau in 2015 was $417.7 million, a 17.10% increase ($61.0 million) over 2014.

Macau was the US 106th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 119th in 2014), accounting for 0.0175% of US total trade (up from 0.0126% in 2014).

Macau was the US 92nd largest export market in 2015 (up from 106th in 2014), accounting for 0.0361% of US total exports (up from 0.0267% in 2014).

Macau was the US 119th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 131st in 2014), accounting for 0.0054% of US total imports (up from 0.0032% in 2014).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.39% of US total exports to Macau (58.29% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.54% of US total exports to Macau (5.70% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.92% of US total exports to Macau (1.64% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.65% of US total exports to Macau (1.83% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.65% of US total exports to Macau (1.33% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of US total exports to Macau (0.57% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.00% of US total exports to Macau (0.50% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $40.7 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $27.0 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 $24.5 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 $21.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $22.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $2.0 million.
US exports to Macau in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 3,727.8 0.69 1,527.1144.12
02 Meat and edible meat offal 238.7 0.04 617.3-61.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47.5 0.01 187.6-74.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 52.3 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 49.8 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.3 0.00 26.2-7.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 59.3 0.01 2.72,071.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 66.9 0.01 39.071.57
10 Cereals 25.6 0.00 223.7-88.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 75.3 0.01 63.917.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 835.9 0.15 208.9300.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.7 0.00 9.7-72.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 64.0 0.01 23.6171.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 103.4 0.02 132.5-21.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44.0 0.01 71.4-38.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57.3 0.01 136.0-57.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 277.0 0.05 169.263.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,558.9 0.29 4,366.5-64.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,630.6 0.30 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 103.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 108.7 0.02 36.4199.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273.3 0.05 150.281.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49.2 0.01 127.3-61.35
29 Organic chemicals 234.3 0.04 460.5-49.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 124.1 0.02 251.9-50.75
31 Fertilizers 18.2 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 860.1 0.16 209.2311.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,037.5 0.19 1,214.1-14.55
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 441.7 0.08 284.055.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 138.7 0.03 2.84,939.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 24.8 0.00 203.5-87.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 649.1 0.12 549.018.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,047.0 0.93 2,366.2113.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 305.6 0.06 106.5186.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 150.6 0.03 299.9-49.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 460.2 0.08 986.2-53.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 409.3 0.08 237.972.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,041.5 0.93 1,256.5301.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,047.4 0.38 932.7119.52
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
52 Cotton 35.0 0.01 98.2-64.33
54 Man-made filaments 74.1 0.01 103.0-28.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 520.6 0.10 186.0179.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115.6 0.02 11.0948.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,008.2 0.37 256.2683.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 95.5 0.02 210.2-54.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 687.7 0.13 134.8410.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.7 0.00 18.7-64.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 155.8 0.03 317.3-50.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 309.5 0.06 519.7-40.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 723.9 0.13 97.8640.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102.3 0.02 101.30.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 322.0 0.06 4.47,231.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.8 0.00 55.3-62.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 258.7 0.05 8.13,079.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,765.4 0.33 927.390.37
69 Ceramic products 1,725.5 0.32 317.0444.24
70 Glass and glassware 567.0 0.10 268.8110.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 51,711.7 9.54 24,688.8109.45
72 Iron and steel 36.9 0.01 105.2-64.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,698.6 0.68 4,038.3-8.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 486.7 0.09 143.2239.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 510.3 0.09 255.399.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 720.2 0.13 144.7397.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 125.7 0.02 98.028.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 153.1 0.03 291.7-47.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,662.7 0.86 2,038.7128.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32,222.8 5.94 32,255.5-0.10
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 68,445.1 12.62 43,989.455.59
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 703.2 0.13 2,946.5-76.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 637.2 0.12 6,664.8-90.44
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 135,026.2 24.90 157,331.7-14.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,011.1 0.19 6.515,453.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,120.0 1.50 9,347.8-13.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,503.1 0.28 3,502.8-57.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.7 0.01 74.6-56.13
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 25,581.0 4.72 3,780.7576.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,144.5 6.11 24,829.433.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 134.8 0.02 589.2-77.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,280.6 0.60 1,088.8201.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 134,472.4 24.80 93,771.343.40

US Imports from Macau

The major share of US imports from Macau in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 45.15% of US total imports from Macau (24.78% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.49% of US total imports from Macau (22.09% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.82% of US total imports from Macau (21.16% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.92% of US total imports from Macau (2.04% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $38.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.4 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 $1.0 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Macau in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 43.9 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19.0 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11.5 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 682.1 0.55 626.08.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34.7 0.03 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19.2 0.02 8.4128.99
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 148.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 901.7 0.72 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 10,132.4 8.13 13,318.5-23.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 87.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36.1 0.03 77.0-53.09
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 1,501.3 1.21 2,279.4-34.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21.6 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 544.1 0.44 437.024.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.00 2.4-60.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 685.5 0.55 3.618,809.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 316.3 0.25 75.2320.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.4 0.00 17.3-85.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 229.3 0.18 302.5-24.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.5 0.01 2.7403.27
52 Cotton 36.7 0.03 11.7214.74
54 Man-made filaments 129.2 0.10 178.8-27.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.8 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48.8 0.04 0.316,716.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,605.8 1.29 1,011.158.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27.8 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,545.0 9.27 11,204.73.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,841.0 2.28 4,596.1-38.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 184.2 0.15 212.3-13.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39,285.0 31.53 866.64,433.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 539.5 0.43 829.3-34.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 61.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.7 0.00 64.0-92.67
69 Ceramic products 39.3 0.03 6.3525.84
70 Glass and glassware 126.6 0.10 57.4120.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 788.8 0.63 485.962.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 744.7 0.60 1,154.2-35.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25.8 0.02 2.21,074.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209.9 0.17 13.41,468.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 159.7 0.13 393.1-59.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,338.8 6.69 9,788.0-14.81
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 3,392.2 2.72 4,389.8-22.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109.1 0.09 17.7518.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,725.6 2.99 2,713.137.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18.2 0.01 18.7-2.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.9 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 5,089.2 4.08 4,610.810.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 726.3 0.58 345.9109.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 735.3 0.59 505.245.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,026.0 0.82 151.3578.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 27,861.7 22.36 15,473.580.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce