US trade with Macau in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 27, 2018

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

US Trade with Macau

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Macau was $147.8 million, down 41.22% ($103.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Macau in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $121.9 million, down 42.14% ($88.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Macau in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $25.8 million, down 36.46% ($14.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $96.1 million, a 43.50% decrease ($74.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Macau was the US 113th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0142% of US total trade (down from 0.0261% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 100th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0299% of US total exports (down from 0.0556% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Macau was the US 123rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 115th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total imports (down from 0.0070% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Macau

The major share of US exports to Macau 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) - 58.36% of US total exports to Macau (44.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.29% of US total exports to Macau (25.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of US total exports to Macau (0.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.24% of US total exports to Macau (0.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.17% of US total exports to Macau (0.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.20% of US total exports to Macau (1.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macau in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $40.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $23.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $17.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $4.5 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 $2.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.2 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 $0.7 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Macau 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
(%)
01 Live animals 48.7 0.04 506.6-90.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 90.7 0.07 202.0-55.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 89.4 0.07 80.211.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24.9 0.02 15.561.11
10 Cereals 20.9 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.8 0.01 6.1126.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 61.3 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.6 0.00 6.3-12.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.3 0.00 24.8-86.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20.6 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 215.6 0.18 4.94,322.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29.5 0.02 93.8-68.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 386.4 0.32 846.9-54.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 21.4 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 67.8 0.06 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 116.5-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 178.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 19.6 0.02 219.1-91.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 43.7 0.04 36.818.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 144.4 0.12 63.9126.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 713.7 0.59 285.3150.19
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 173.6 0.14 125.338.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.4 0.00 20.0-83.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 74.5 0.06 15.9369.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 277.0 0.23 532.3-47.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.1 0.05 48.122.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19.9 0.02 9.6107.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 362.1 0.30 96.4275.83
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 81.2 0.07 2,251.8-96.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 69.2 0.06 222.9-68.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92.7 0.08 97.7-5.10
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
52 Cotton 101.5 0.08 358.5-71.68
54 Man-made filaments 26.8 0.02 535.6-94.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 37.8 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 204.0 0.17 21.1864.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 46.4 0.04 261.5-82.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 104.0 0.09 108.4-4.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 38.3 0.03 18.6105.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 242.8 0.20 42.6469.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 470.6 0.39 30.81,429.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32.2 0.03 29.59.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34.8 0.03 23.548.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 77.9 0.06 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.5 0.00 2.859.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.3 0.00 91.7-95.32
69 Ceramic products 460.8 0.38 39.61,063.06
70 Glass and glassware 88.7 0.07 99.1-10.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,766.9 11.29 54,167.7-74.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 673.4 0.55 495.435.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.3 0.01 2.8122.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 369.7 0.30 198.686.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10.0 0.01 88.5-88.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.5 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46.3 0.04 4.11,034.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 444.2 0.36 377.117.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,943.1 3.23 3,246.421.46
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 8,285.5 6.79 10,874.0-23.80
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 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,622.1 1.33 235.0590.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54,083.5 44.35 77,353.2-30.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.8 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,188.5 2.61 2,387.833.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 136.4 0.11 76.478.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52.1 0.04 8.1543.64
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 321.1 0.26 1,008.5-68.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,318.5 3.54 8,818.5-51.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 99.6 0.08 67.846.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 255.9 0.21 598.1-57.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25,041.5 20.54 42,908.8-41.64

US Imports from Macau

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.76% of US total imports from Macau (7.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.46% of US total imports from Macau (11.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.05% of US total imports from Macau (8.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.91% of US total imports from Macau (0.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.24% of US total imports from Macau (0.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.4 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $13.6 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) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.1 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;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Macau 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
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.8 0.06 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 252.1 0.98 345.5-27.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34.9 0.14 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17.7 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 2,346.9 9.08 3,048.2-23.01
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 8.8 0.03 74.5-88.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 234.7 0.91 228.92.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.1 0.03 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 350.3 1.36 59.3491.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.6 0.11 32.1-10.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29.5 0.11 8.9232.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 61.0 0.24 133.3-54.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,902.3 11.23 2,276.827.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 294.2 1.14 241.821.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.8 0.07 49.5-62.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 226.0 0.87 249.1-9.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.9 0.01 13.1-77.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20.9 0.08 0.0
69 Ceramic products 13.1 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 2,373.4 9.19 2,501.7-5.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 493.1 1.91 99.2397.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 68.2 0.26 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.0 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,232.6 4.77 958.728.57
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 1,381.5 5.35 3,188.0-56.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 180.5 0.70 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 424.0 1.64 537.7-21.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31.2 0.12 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 1,479.5 5.73 1,535.9-3.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.5 0.06 246.7-94.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25.1 0.10 72.0-65.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 153.4 0.59 49.7208.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,094.5 42.94 24,662.7-55.02
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce