US trade with Madagascar in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 08, 2018

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

US Trade with Madagascar

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Madagascar totaled $166.6 million, up 30.79% ($39.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Madagascar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $13.2 million, down 1.65% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Madagascar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $153.3 million, up 34.63% ($39.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $140.1 million, a 39.50% increase ($39.7 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Madagascar was the US 103rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 112th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0169% of US total trade (up from 0.0155% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 158th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 153rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (down from 0.0039% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 86th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 88th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0253% of US total imports (up from 0.0240% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar 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) - 66.98% of US total exports to Madagascar (52.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.57% of US total exports to Madagascar (27.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.15% of US total exports to Madagascar (9.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.70% of US total exports to Madagascar (1.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.69% of US total exports to Madagascar (5.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.09% of US total exports to Madagascar (0.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Madagascar 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 $2.4 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.4 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) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - 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;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.8 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Madagascar 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25.0 0.19 18.137.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.9 0.25 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 162.2-100.00
10 Cereals 278.4 2.10 1,035.1-73.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 1,337.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 494.1 3.73 472.84.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 168.2 1.27 124.634.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 253.4 1.91 525.6-51.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15.2 0.11 9.559.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.3 0.09 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 44.6 0.34 15.3190.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 26.3 0.20 145.0-81.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 4.2 0.03 4.4-5.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 39.6 0.30 455.8-91.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 721.6 5.45 644.711.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 111.5 0.84 37.4198.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.6 0.04 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 38.3 0.29 38.10.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 584.0 4.41 159.8265.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 31.0 0.23 321.9-90.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35.3 0.27 2.81,159.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62.9 0.47 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.3 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.1 0.06 13.0-37.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55.1 0.42 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 289.8 2.19 398.9-27.35
69 Ceramic products 118.5 0.89 8.31,319.06
70 Glass and glassware 6.3 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 187.0 1.41 31.5493.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.8 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.2 0.27 6.8432.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 50.8 0.38 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,413.3 40.87 5,250.03.11
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 344.3 2.60 290.418.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 193.4 1.46 385.5-49.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,559.2 19.32 129.91,870.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 362.4 2.74 959.7-62.24
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 282.9 2.14 10.72,532.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.08 52.2-79.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 336.5 2.54 371.6-9.46

US Imports from Madagascar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.34% of US total imports from Madagascar (53.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 32.85% of US total imports from Madagascar (28.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.07% of US total imports from Madagascar (8.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.32% of US total imports from Madagascar (6.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.61% of US total imports from Madagascar (1.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Madagascar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $10.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $8.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $7.9 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $5.2 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 $3.6 million.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $12.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Madagascar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 32.1 0.02 4.4630.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9.8 0.01 507.6-98.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15.3 0.01 7.799.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 109.9 0.07 70.955.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 47,699.5 31.11 60,263.8-20.85
10 Cereals 66.3 0.04 33.0100.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28.2 0.02 26.94.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,458.3 3.56 80.86,655.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 200.1 0.13 80.4148.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 435.6 0.28 195.6122.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 127.1 0.08 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 586.5 0.38 511.614.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,164.5 7.93 6,925.575.65
29 Organic chemicals 383.1 0.25 143.5167.00
31 Fertilizers 24.4 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 865.5 0.56 863.00.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 34.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 241.4 0.16 64.6273.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36.7 0.02 44.6-17.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 120.2 0.08 60.797.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
52 Cotton 1.6 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 238.6 0.16 93.5155.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.0 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23,415.2 15.27 13,255.776.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,406.8 17.22 18,518.642.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 57.1 0.04 31.283.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 85.3 0.06 22.4280.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 152.9 0.10 135.712.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87.2 0.06 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.9 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.1 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,536.0 3.61 1,901.4191.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 102.1 0.07 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,465.8 8.13 3,638.3242.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,131.4 9.87 5,538.2173.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18.3 0.01 27.9-34.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.3 0.01 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 0.5 0.00 4.8-90.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 387.9 0.25 274.141.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51.7 0.03 12.2325.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 183.8 0.12 190.9-3.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 352.3 0.23 298.817.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce