US trade with Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macau

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Macau totaled $172.6 million, up 8.28% ($13.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $146.3 million, up 14.60% ($18.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $26.3 million, down 17.13% ($5.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $120.0 million, a 25.11% increase ($24.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Macau was the US 102nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0175% of US total trade (down from 0.0194% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 87th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 93rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0384% of US total exports (up from 0.0368% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 120th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 117th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total imports (down from 0.0067% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.36% of US total exports to Macau (53.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.23% of US total exports to Macau (8.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.81% of US total exports to Macau (1.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.01% of US total exports to Macau (1.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.62% of US total exports to Macau (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $18.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.8 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 $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $2.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 480.1 0.33 1,578.3-69.58
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 233.9 0.16 205.214.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 63.2 0.04 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.3 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18.2 0.01 24.4-25.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 58.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17.8 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4.1 0.00 10.4-60.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23.3 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 48.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 95.6 0.07 88.28.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 502.4 0.34 496.81.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.5 0.01 4.3165.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.1 0.02 13.2104.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 39.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 103.8 0.07 272.6-61.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 22.2 0.02 3.8481.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.6 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 243.9 0.17 300.4-18.83
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 113.9 0.08 159.9-28.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22.4 0.02 18.918.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18.6 0.01 17.94.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 338.0 0.23 373.6-9.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44.6 0.03 285.8-84.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 56.6 0.04 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 107.2 0.07 35.4203.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109.3 0.07 635.6-82.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 119.9 0.08 200.1-40.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 100.9 0.07 176.5-42.83
54 Man-made filaments 3.0 0.00 77.8-96.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 14.9 0.01 2.9414.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18.5 0.01 14.032.28
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.4 0.01 892.7-99.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 90.9 0.06 13.7561.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 273.9 0.19 50.4442.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 379.6 0.26 21.71,647.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.7 0.01 47.6-77.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.6 0.01 20.4-23.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 3.4-10.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.7 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30.0 0.02 18.859.63
69 Ceramic products 114.4 0.08 54.9108.45
70 Glass and glassware 71.8 0.05 121.5-40.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,038.5 8.23 11,096.48.49
72 Iron and steel 10.0 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,328.4 0.91 1,088.622.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 122.9 0.08 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 257.8 0.18 151.869.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 33.9 0.02 119.6-71.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131.0 0.09 17.3656.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 771.0 0.53 377.9103.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,329.9 8.43 5,501.1124.14
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 8,713.3 5.96 10,955.7-20.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71.0 0.05 803.9-91.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67,827.3 46.36 49,413.437.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,296.4 1.57 1,484.954.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 106.6 0.07 390.0-72.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.4 0.02 12.587.36
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 423.0 0.29 729.0-41.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,330.0 4.33 7,808.3-18.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.1 0.00 22.5-81.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.00 74.6-93.96
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,522.6 20.18 31,162.3-5.26

US Imports from Macau

The major share of US imports from Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.17% of US total imports from Macau (39.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.41% of US total imports from Macau (6.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.06% of US total imports from Macau (8.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.43% of US total imports from Macau (0.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.22% of US total imports from Macau (1.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $9.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Macau in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.9 0.03 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 73.3 0.28 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 284.9 1.08 81.6249.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8.2 0.03 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4.0 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,357.1 5.15 1,731.6-21.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 746.9 2.84 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 111.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 108.7 0.41 108.9-0.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.1 0.08 10.984.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
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 17.8 0.07 34.1-47.80
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.6 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 380.1 1.44 166.6128.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,023.4 7.68 2,094.8-3.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 438.8 1.67 340.228.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72.5 0.28 41.674.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 232.1 0.88 9,832.5-97.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.8 0.14 50.8-29.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17.0 0.06 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 2,963.3 11.25 2,318.827.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 191.6 0.73 51.0275.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 58.3 0.22 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 514.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 743.7 2.82 1,150.8-35.37
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 680.2 2.58 1,000.9-32.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 110.5 0.42 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 323.8 1.23 598.0-45.84
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 1,322.1 5.02 1,441.4-8.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 753.2 2.86 371.6102.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43.1 0.16 164.9-73.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.6 0.40 60.376.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,201.3 50.13 9,396.240.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce