US trade (export - import) with Macau in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 27, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In 2017, US trade with Macau was $599.5 million, down 20.44% ($154.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Macau in 2017 were $501.3 million, down 20.66% ($130.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Macau in 2017 were $98.2 million, down 19.29% ($23.5 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in 2017 was $403.1 million, a 20.99% decrease ($107.1 million) over 2016.

Macau was the US 108th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 104th in 2016), accounting for 0.0152% of US total trade (down from 0.0203% in 2016).

Macau was the US 95th largest export market in 2017 (down from 90th in 2016), accounting for 0.0324% of US total exports (down from 0.0435% in 2016).

Macau was the US 123rd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 117th in 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total imports (down from 0.0054% in 2016).

US Exports to Macau

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.32% of US total exports to Macau (55.42% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.75% of US total exports to Macau (13.66% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.69% of US total exports to Macau (1.16% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.98% of US total exports to Macau (1.03% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.87% of US total exports to Macau (1.18% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $49.9 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) - a decrease of $37.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $24.3 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 $8.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $7.7 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 $3.0 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US exports to Macau in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 612.3 0.12 2,392.1-74.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 104.9-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 504.5 0.10 428.517.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.9 0.01 36.9-10.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 260.5 0.05 143.481.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48.2 0.01 28.966.93
10 Cereals 41.3 0.01 21.394.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 63.2 0.01 120.6-47.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 61.3 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 152.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 80.6 0.02 120.7-33.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.3 0.00 59.7-87.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 60.7 0.01 9.7524.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 215.6 0.04 53.7301.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 245.9 0.05 391.6-37.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,087.4 0.42 3,328.3-37.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 28.5 0.01 75.6-62.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 21.4 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 108.5 0.02 68.358.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 121.0 0.02 390.1-68.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 244.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 692.4 0.14 1,251.2-44.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 123.8 0.02 186.8-33.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232.1 0.05 143.661.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,687.8 0.34 1,040.862.17
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 435.6 0.09 545.1-20.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 61.7 0.01 49.824.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 125.0 0.02 370.5-66.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,292.1 0.26 2,250.6-42.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 273.2 0.05 433.0-36.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 92.6 0.02 12.5643.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 626.0 0.12 196.8218.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,581.3 0.51 3,023.9-14.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 485.5 0.10 853.4-43.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 423.1 0.08 550.4-23.13
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
52 Cotton 104.9 0.02 367.6-71.47
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 41.5 0.01 639.1-93.51
55 Man-made staple fibers 57.8 0.01 18.2218.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 245.5 0.05 44.5451.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 924.4 0.18 1,758.4-47.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 108.3 0.02 111.2-2.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 178.4 0.04 121.447.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 38.7-92.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,228.3 0.25 320.2283.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,550.9 0.31 76.01,941.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 104.4 0.02 680.9-84.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74.5 0.01 193.8-61.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108.1 0.02 6.91,464.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 53.2 0.01 2.81,803.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 111.9 0.02 202.3-44.71
69 Ceramic products 661.3 0.13 1,434.7-53.90
70 Glass and glassware 429.9 0.09 607.5-29.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,893.2 9.75 86,319.4-43.36
72 Iron and steel 63.4 0.01 866.1-92.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,454.2 0.69 2,727.326.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 719.4 0.14 77.7825.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,344.0 0.27 654.0105.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 754.6 0.15 325.8131.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 28.5 0.01 45.8-37.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 323.1 0.06 81.5296.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,767.6 0.35 2,566.0-31.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,235.9 5.43 24,976.69.05
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 37,639.7 7.51 46,565.3-19.17
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 28.0 0.01 261.1-89.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,930.7 0.78 2,400.863.73
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 217,885.7 43.47 267,747.6-18.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.4 0.00 38.0-59.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,635.4 2.12 8,150.730.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 475.1 0.09 620.6-23.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 91.2 0.02 517.4-82.37
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 1,618.1 0.32 4,633.9-65.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,849.5 3.16 23,530.7-32.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 212.6 0.04 214.5-0.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,404.7 0.28 1,334.55.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 107,144.4 21.37 131,427.5-18.48

US Imports from Macau

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.64% of US total imports from Macau (9.54% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.55% of US total imports from Macau (27.84% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.43% of US total imports from Macau (10.06% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.43% of US total imports from Macau (0.28% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.14% of US total imports from Macau (0.96% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.39% of US total imports from Macau (1.19% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4.0 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 $1.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $23.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $1.0 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1.0 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;
  • 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 $0.4 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Macau in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.1 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.8 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 73.3 0.07 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.01 11.5-44.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 885.2 0.90 943.2-6.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 43.1 0.04 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.2 0.01 5.9-11.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 58.5 0.06 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17.7 0.02 25.2-29.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9.3 0.01 157.5-94.09
29 Organic chemicals 11,477.8 11.69 10,690.17.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 910.2 0.93 4.520,354.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24.6 0.03 235.0-89.51
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 0.00 164.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 965.9 0.98 472.0104.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18.3 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 306.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 455.3 0.46 503.4-9.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.2 0.02 3.7477.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 112.3 0.11 66.269.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.01 50.9-86.04
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
52 Cotton 29.6 0.03 30.6-3.25
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 13.8 0.01 31.8-56.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.4 0.00 10.4-76.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 51.0 0.05 18.2180.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 527.2 0.54 626.1-15.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.00 3.9-74.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,653.5 8.81 7,956.18.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,042.5 1.06 1,039.20.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 190.1 0.19 192.2-1.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 658.7 0.67 23,787.5-97.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 130.6 0.13 159.0-17.84
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 42.0 0.04 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.0 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 16.1 0.02 15.81.70
70 Glass and glassware 11,133.4 11.34 7,103.056.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,401.1 1.43 337.0315.77
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 170.4 0.17 174.5-2.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 150.6 0.15 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.6 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 952.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30.0 0.03 305.0-90.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,265.6 4.34 5,289.1-19.35
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 4,509.0 4.59 4,936.0-8.65
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 23.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 308.1 0.31 68.3350.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,156.5 1.18 1,917.6-39.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31.2 0.03 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 75.6-100.00
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 5,330.3 5.43 6,292.2-15.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,311.0 1.34 1,453.7-9.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 160.0 0.16 405.9-60.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 409.0 0.42 274.349.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41,297.8 42.06 44,444.8-7.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce