US trade with Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Macau was $141.1 million, down 26.91% ($52.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $121.9 million, down 31.00% ($54.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $19.2 million, up 17.11% ($2.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $102.6 million, a 35.94% decrease ($57.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Macau was the US 110th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0150% of US total trade (down from 0.0221% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 93rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 83rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0327% of US total exports (down from 0.0508% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 124th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 126th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0034% of US total imports (up from 0.0031% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.01% of US total exports to Macau (72.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.24% of US total exports to Macau (4.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of US total exports to Macau (1.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of US total exports to Macau (0.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to Macau (0.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.82% of US total exports to Macau (1.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $5.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $55.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 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) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $0.5 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) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 51.5 0.04 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 62.8 0.05 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.1 0.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 63.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.7 0.02 56.4-59.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 85.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 114.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16.8 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 52.0 0.04 137.8-62.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 904.8 0.74 791.714.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.6 0.01 34.6-60.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 108.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 91.1 0.07 512.7-82.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.2 0.01 96.5-82.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35.9 0.03 35.51.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 306.9 0.25 247.823.83
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 85.6 0.07 164.4-47.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24.9 0.02 8.0210.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19.2 0.02 201.6-90.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 363.9 0.30 1,080.6-66.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 51.4 0.04 51.30.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.9 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 72.0 0.06 49.445.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,118.9 0.92 88.51,164.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 280.8 0.23 303.0-7.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 83.1 0.07 148.3-43.97
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
52 Cotton 3.4 0.00 9.0-62.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 452.1 0.37 263.271.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.4 0.00 2.852.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25.6 0.02 75.3-65.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 423.7 0.35 163.2159.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 396.0 0.32 13.32,876.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36.2 0.03 99.0-63.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.00 140.3-97.32
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 38.1 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44.2 0.04 88.2-49.86
69 Ceramic products 58.5 0.05 915.4-93.61
70 Glass and glassware 81.1 0.07 269.0-69.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,477.9 10.24 7,221.672.79
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 716.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 948.4 0.78 583.862.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 161.7 0.13 57.6180.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 423.0 0.35 101.9314.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 703.9 0.58 26.42,563.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 66.6 0.05 24.4172.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 259.2 0.21 868.2-70.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,187.2 4.26 6,230.4-16.74
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 11,942.3 9.80 12,894.6-7.39
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 0.00 261.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,129.1 0.93 678.866.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 49,763.2 40.83 105,102.2-52.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.6 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,672.3 2.19 2,264.318.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.9 0.01 132.9-89.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.6 0.01 496.8-96.85
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 395.3 0.32 867.3-54.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,783.1 1.46 3,539.9-49.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 88.6 0.07 51.771.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 992.6 0.81 559.377.46

US Imports from Macau

The major share of US imports from Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.56% of US total imports from Macau (13.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.96% of US total imports from Macau (12.63% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.50% of US total imports from Macau (26.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.10% of US total imports from Macau (0.89% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total imports from Macau (2.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.71% of US total imports from Macau (1.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.6 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 $0.8 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 $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - 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;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Macau in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
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 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 130.1 0.68 167.2-22.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 3,524.7 18.32 1,918.383.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 151.3 0.79 0.0
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 9.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 275.2 1.43 117.2134.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.6 0.03 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 158.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 68.8 0.36 55.923.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.8 0.30 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 12.7 0.07 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.4 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.1 0.01 3.7-69.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46.5 0.24 112.0-58.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.01 2.3-56.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,464.7 7.61 1,632.8-10.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 142.7 0.74 396.4-64.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.8 0.04 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 138.0 0.72 2,226.0-93.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.3 0.04 22.2-62.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.1 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.0 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3,923.8 20.39 379.0935.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 403.4 2.10 146.8174.81
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 159.0 0.83 43.8262.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.6 0.15 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.0 0.08 301.1-95.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 945.0 4.91 1,419.0-33.41
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 1,017.6 5.29 194.3423.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 32.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 339.9 1.77 430.0-20.95
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 1,239.6 6.44 1,647.0-24.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 262.8 1.37 523.7-49.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 77.0 0.40 115.1-33.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 54.6 0.28 85.2-35.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce