US trade (export - import) with Madagascar in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Madagascar in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Madagascar

In 2015, US trade with Madagascar totaled $379.6 million, up 42.44% ($113.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Madagascar in 2015 totaled $54.6 million, up 16.58% ($7.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from Madagascar in 2015 totaled $325.0 million, up 47.95% ($105.3 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in 2015 was $270.4 million, a 56.44% increase ($97.6 million) over 2014.

Madagascar was the US 119th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 136th in 2014), accounting for 0.0100% of US total trade (up from 0.0066% in 2014).

Madagascar was the US 159th largest export market in 2015 (up from 165th in 2014), accounting for 0.0036% of US total exports (up from 0.0029% in 2014).

Madagascar was the US 99th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 108th in 2014), accounting for 0.0141% of US total imports (up from 0.0091% in 2014).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.58% of US total exports to Madagascar (67.72% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.52% of US total exports to Madagascar (0.60% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.67% of US total exports to Madagascar (8.18% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.00% of US total exports to Madagascar (7.93% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of US total exports to Madagascar (4.20% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.99% of US total exports to Madagascar (1.44% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Madagascar in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.5 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 $3.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Madagascar in 2015 over 2014 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) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Madagascar in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.6 0.11 106.3-42.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 294.4 0.54 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
10 Cereals 1,428.1 2.62 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 89.6 0.16 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.4 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.7 0.00 2.62.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 635.0 1.16 136.5365.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,409.1 2.58 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31.1 0.06 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 141.9 0.26 9.91,336.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15.4 0.03 61.0-74.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.9 0.02 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35.2 0.06 20.671.25
29 Organic chemicals 32.9 0.06 10.9202.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 66.9 0.12 184.2-63.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40.3 0.07 125.8-68.00
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 24.0 0.04 25.1-4.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.9 0.01 10.0-41.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 159.1 0.29 1,345.7-88.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 403.9 0.74 1,606.7-74.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 322.4 0.59 364.2-11.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.7 0.04 75.6-70.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.0 0.08 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 74.6 0.14 160.1-53.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 37.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 420.9 0.77 475.8-11.55
52 Cotton 3.1 0.01 2.94.01
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,417.6 2.60 2,867.8-50.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.4 0.01 25.3-86.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 96.7 0.18 58.665.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 464.9 0.85 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 166.8 0.31 30.9440.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26.8 0.05 118.3-77.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 894.6 1.64 685.030.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.2 0.03 13.733.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29.2 0.05 91.9-68.29
69 Ceramic products 108.6 0.20 668.2-83.76
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.2 0.01 9.3-55.27
72 Iron and steel 3.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 141.3 0.26 518.4-72.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.4 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 33.4 0.06 49.1-31.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22.5 0.04 16.338.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 212.1 0.39 1,159.8-81.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 72.7 0.13 89.7-18.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 99.3 0.18 131.3-24.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,455.6 33.83 19,851.7-7.03
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 5,973.2 10.95 2,242.6166.35
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 2,553.8 4.68 2,248.313.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,632.7 2.99 2,445.7-33.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,051.7 1.93 1,890.5-44.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.5 0.02 60.4-84.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,191.0 2.18 2,954.1-59.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.9 0.01 12.4-68.79
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 122.3 0.22 45.0172.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.9 0.03 56.9-71.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.3 0.04 184.5-87.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,916.6 25.51 3,438.1304.77

US Imports from Madagascar

The major share of US imports from Madagascar in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.85% of US total imports from Madagascar (37.60% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 35.77% of US total imports from Madagascar (41.09% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.87% of US total imports from Madagascar (9.99% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.82% of US total imports from Madagascar (4.24% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.89% of US total imports from Madagascar (2.06% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.58% of US total imports from Madagascar (3.27% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Madagascar in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $46.0 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $19.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $17.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $15.3 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6.6 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 $6.4 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Madagascar in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US imports from Madagascar in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 342.0 0.11 174.196.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 21.3 0.01 31.5-32.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,685.4 0.52 1,688.9-0.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 122,023.3 37.54 76,013.260.53
10 Cereals 43.0 0.01 76.0-43.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 146.9 0.05 375.3-60.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 378.7 0.12 405.4-6.58
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 248.3 0.08 560.0-55.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 388.1 0.12 47.4719.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,057.7 1.25 3,015.434.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.9 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 174.9 0.05 177.8-1.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,896.4 0.58 1,449.430.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5,724.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 578.7 0.18 474.122.08
31 Fertilizers 113.0 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,136.3 0.66 3,978.5-46.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57.0 0.02 54.05.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2.8 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) 161.2 0.05 22.7609.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.00 17.1-66.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 580.7 0.18 952.3-39.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.0 0.00 0.0
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
52 Cotton 8.6 0.00 1.6433.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13.3 0.00 15.1-11.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,010.9 0.31 518.495.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.6 0.00 3.3-81.98
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,972.1 7.99 10,705.2142.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,295.8 8.40 10,044.3171.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 171.4 0.05 174.7-1.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23.3 0.01 42.1-44.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 328.8 0.10 421.0-21.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 47.2 0.01 58.8-19.75
69 Ceramic products 6.8 0.00 2.5177.16
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,673.9 4.82 9,305.768.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.0 0.00 13.8-13.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 91,888.5 28.27 72,399.626.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,366.2 7.50 17,815.836.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 435.9 0.13 238.582.81
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 59.3 0.02 29.3102.55
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 9.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26.1 0.01 14.086.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.8 0.00 8.8-22.09
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 0.4 0.00 16.4-97.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 232.8 0.07 147.957.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,050.7 0.32 1,193.1-11.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,317.9 0.41 1,131.616.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce