US trade with Macau in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 27, 2018

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

US Trade with Macau

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Macau was $451.7 million, down 10.03% ($50.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Macau in the first nine months of 2017 were $379.3 million, down 9.91% ($41.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Macau in the first nine months of 2017 were $72.3 million, down 10.67% ($8.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Macau in the first nine months of 2017 was $307.0 million, a 9.73% decrease ($33.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Macau was the US 109th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 106th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0155% of US total trade (down from 0.0192% in the first nine months of 2016).

Macau was the US 94th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 90th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0333% of US total exports (down from 0.0398% in the first nine months of 2016).

Macau was the US 124th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 120th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total imports (down from 0.0052% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Macau

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.63% of US total exports to Macau (60.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.26% of US total exports to Macau (7.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.82% of US total exports to Macau (1.47% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.90% of US total exports to Macau (1.19% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.88% of US total exports to Macau (1.34% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macau in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $3.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.6 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $26.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.4 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 $6.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3.2 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 $2.3 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Macau in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 563.7 0.15 1,885.5-70.10
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 104.9-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 413.8 0.11 226.582.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.9 0.01 13.0152.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 171.1 0.05 63.2170.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.3 0.01 13.473.64
10 Cereals 20.5 0.01 21.3-3.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49.3 0.01 114.5-56.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 143.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 75.0 0.02 114.4-34.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4.1 0.00 34.9-88.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 40.1 0.01 9.7312.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 48.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 216.4 0.06 297.7-27.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,701.0 0.45 2,481.4-31.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 28.5 0.01 69.1-58.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40.7 0.01 68.3-40.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 121.0 0.03 273.5-55.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 65.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 672.8 0.18 1,032.1-34.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 80.2 0.02 150.0-46.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 87.6 0.02 79.79.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 974.1 0.26 755.528.93
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 261.9 0.07 419.8-37.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 58.4 0.02 29.796.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50.5 0.01 354.7-85.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,015.1 0.27 1,718.3-40.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 214.1 0.06 384.9-44.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 72.7 0.02 2.82,451.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 263.9 0.07 100.4162.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,500.1 0.66 772.1223.81
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 416.2 0.11 630.6-33.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 330.3 0.09 452.6-27.02
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 14.6 0.00 103.5-85.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.0 0.01 18.210.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.4 0.01 23.477.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 877.9 0.23 1,496.9-41.35
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 140.1 0.04 102.836.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 38.7-92.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 985.5 0.26 277.6255.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,080.3 0.28 45.22,290.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72.2 0.02 651.4-88.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39.7 0.01 170.3-76.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30.2 0.01 6.9337.39
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 48.8 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 107.6 0.03 110.7-2.78
69 Ceramic products 200.6 0.05 1,395.1-85.62
70 Glass and glassware 341.2 0.09 508.5-32.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,126.3 9.26 32,151.79.25
72 Iron and steel 63.4 0.02 866.1-92.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,780.8 0.73 2,231.924.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 713.1 0.19 74.9852.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 974.3 0.26 455.5113.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 744.6 0.20 237.3213.76
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 276.8 0.07 77.4257.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,323.4 0.35 2,188.9-39.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,292.8 6.14 21,730.27.19
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 29,354.2 7.74 35,691.3-17.76
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 2,308.6 0.61 2,165.76.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 163,802.3 43.18 190,394.4-13.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.6 0.00 38.0-93.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,446.9 1.96 5,762.929.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 338.7 0.09 544.2-37.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 39.1 0.01 509.3-92.33
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 1,297.0 0.34 3,625.5-64.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,531.0 3.04 14,712.2-21.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 113.0 0.03 146.7-22.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,148.8 0.30 736.456.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 82,102.9 21.64 88,518.7-7.25

US Imports from Macau

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.93% of US total imports from Macau (10.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.76% of US total imports from Macau (38.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.70% of US total imports from Macau (9.32% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.25% of US total imports from Macau (0.29% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.11% of US total imports from Macau (1.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.41% of US total imports from Macau (1.79% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.5 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) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.9 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) - 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 the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - 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 $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Macau in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 73.3 0.10 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 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 633.2 0.88 597.75.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8.2 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.2 0.01 5.9-11.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 58.5 0.08 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9.3 0.01 157.5-94.09
29 Organic chemicals 9,130.9 12.62 7,641.919.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 910.2 1.26 4.520,354.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.9 0.02 160.5-90.12
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 731.2 1.01 243.2200.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.2 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 302.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 105.0 0.15 444.1-76.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.2 0.03 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 83.7 0.12 34.1145.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 50.9-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
52 Cotton 29.6 0.04 30.6-3.25
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 13.8 0.02 24.1-42.57
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 21.5 0.03 9.3131.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 466.2 0.64 492.7-5.38
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
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.00 3.9-74.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,751.2 7.95 5,679.41.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 748.3 1.03 797.4-6.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 171.3 0.24 142.720.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 432.6 0.60 23,538.5-98.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 127.7 0.18 145.9-12.47
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21.1 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.0 0.03 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.0 0.00 15.8-81.20
70 Glass and glassware 8,759.9 12.11 4,601.390.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 908.0 1.25 237.8281.77
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 170.4 0.24 174.5-2.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 82.5 0.11 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.6 0.04 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 952.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.0 0.02 305.0-95.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,033.0 4.19 4,330.5-29.96
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 3,127.5 4.32 1,748.078.92
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 127.6 0.18 68.386.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 732.5 1.01 1,379.9-46.92
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 3,850.7 5.32 4,756.3-19.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,296.6 1.79 1,207.07.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 134.9 0.19 333.9-59.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 255.6 0.35 224.613.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30,203.4 41.75 19,782.152.68
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce