US trade with Madagascar in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 06, 2018

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

US Trade with Madagascar

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Madagascar totaled $209.2 million, up 38.05% ($57.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Madagascar in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $15.0 million, up 19.52% ($2.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Madagascar in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $194.2 million, up 39.72% ($55.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Madagascar in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $179.2 million, a 41.73% increase ($52.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Madagascar was the US 104th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 107th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0201% of US total trade (up from 0.0158% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 159th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 160th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total exports (up from 0.0033% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Madagascar was the US 83rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 86th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0306% of US total imports (up from 0.0238% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Madagascar

The major share of US exports to Madagascar 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) - 52.51% of US total exports to Madagascar (34.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.50% of US total exports to Madagascar (46.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.98% of US total exports to Madagascar (5.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.68% of US total exports to Madagascar (4.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.23% of US total exports to Madagascar (2.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.19% of US total exports to Madagascar (2.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.09% of US total exports to Madagascar (1.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.9 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 $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - 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;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Madagascar 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 216.1 1.44 226.1-4.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 150.9 1.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 220.5 1.47 690.0-68.05
10 Cereals 502.0 3.34 1,493.3-66.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 279.8 1.86 430.1-34.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.1 0.04 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 485.1 3.23 895.0-45.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,218.5 8.11 358.4240.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 1,713.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.5 0.02 3.016.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.5 0.06 184.0-94.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 152.0 1.01 122.524.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.1 0.04 0.0
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 28.2 0.19 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 537.0 3.58 190.8181.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41.9 0.28 102.1-58.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 88.3 0.59 101.6-13.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 129.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19.9 0.13 55.0-63.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.1 0.06 117.0-92.22
52 Cotton 3.3 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 331.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.4 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 178.9 1.19 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.1 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.8 0.07 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,050.9 13.66 363.5464.17
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 45.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 500.8 3.33 201.5148.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.02 38.0-93.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.8 0.02 17.6-83.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21.6 0.14 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.5 0.22 50.6-35.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74.3 0.49 22.4231.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,707.3 44.66 2,747.4144.14
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 707.0 4.71 335.2110.89
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 80.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 157.3 1.05 278.3-43.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54.8 0.37 316.8-82.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10.9 0.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 248.0 1.65 573.5-56.75
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 2.6 0.02 2.6-0.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.03 11.6-59.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.9 0.13 3.4463.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 247.0 1.64 280.5-11.96

US Imports from Madagascar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.77% of US total imports from Madagascar (60.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 22.03% of US total imports from Madagascar (21.77% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.24% of US total imports from Madagascar (11.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.32% of US total imports from Madagascar (2.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.27% of US total imports from Madagascar (1.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $34.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3.1 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 $2.6 million.

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $2.9 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 $0.6 million.
US imports from Madagascar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 95.8 0.05 110.1-13.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 180.9 0.09 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.2 0.00 16.0-54.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 149.0 0.08 39.3279.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 118,814.3 61.18 83,902.741.61
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 44.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37.4 0.02 35.16.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 60.0-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 131.0 0.07 60.1117.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23.2 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 528.4 0.27 211.7149.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 378.1 0.19 721.5-47.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,091.2 1.08 1,983.65.42
29 Organic chemicals 375.4 0.19 114.8227.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 696.2 0.36 342.8103.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 31.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45.5 0.02 62.9-27.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31.9 0.02 13.6134.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.8 0.00 2.682.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 142.6 0.07 110.429.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115.1 0.06 199.8-42.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,497.6 7.98 12,420.324.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,076.6 13.94 17,435.555.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38.1 0.02 34.310.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.00 5.6-93.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56.5 0.03 158.0-64.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 135.4 0.07 47.1187.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,449.0 3.32 3,841.167.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 25.9 0.01 63.5-59.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,777.7 1.95 6,659.1-43.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,054.9 8.27 9,031.477.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 250.7 0.13 10.32,326.44
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 0.0 0.00 603.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 106.2 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.2 0.00 13.7-47.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.1 0.00 6.11.06
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 1.2 0.00 0.3327.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 56.0 0.03 18.0210.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.6 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 192.4 0.10 329.8-41.66
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 592.3 0.30 253.4133.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce