US trade (export - import) with Malawi in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In 2013, US trade with Malawi was $130.9 million, down 1.77% ($2.4 million) from 2012.

US exports to Malawi in 2013 were $54.5 million, down 14.78% ($9.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Malawi in 2013 totaled $76.4 million, up 10.23% ($7.1 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Malawi in 2013 was $21.9 million, a 307.78% increase ($16.5 million) over 2012.

Malawi was the US 156th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 155th in 2012), accounting for 0.0034% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Malawi was the US 163rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 158th in 2012), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (down from 0.0041% in 2012).

Malawi was the US 127th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 133rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0033% of US total imports (up from 0.0030% in 2012).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.06% of US total exports to Malawi (45.41% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.71% of US total exports to Malawi (14.07% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.60% of US total exports to Malawi (21.22% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.44% of US total exports to Malawi (1.60% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.91% of US total exports to Malawi (1.08% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2,773.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,227.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $942.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $898.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $393.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $317.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $289.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $250.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $207.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $167.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9,569.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,691.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,164.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $887.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $845.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $782.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $657.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $296.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $281.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $167.6 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 88.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73.7 0.14 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.9 0.01 15.2-74.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 528.0 0.97 1,373.6-61.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 250.1 0.46 0.0
10 Cereals 4,881.0 8.96 5,663.5-13.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.5 0.06 32.11.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 41.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 497.0 0.91 1,384.9-64.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 139.6 0.26 56.9145.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,450.4 2.66 2,107.9-31.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 98.7 0.18 2,789.9-96.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 207.8 0.38 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,606.1 34.14 28,175.1-33.96
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 281.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 190.9 0.35 23.3720.60
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 18.9 0.03 3.9384.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.9 0.01 4.0-26.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 263.5 0.48 111.6136.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 763.5 1.40 370.0106.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 138.3 0.25 32.3328.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 228.0 0.42 282.4-19.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 555.1 1.02 266.0108.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 485.7 0.89 404.819.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22.3 0.04 7.4202.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 142.4 0.26 310.0-54.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184.8 0.34 82.6123.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,422.0 2.61 479.3196.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 101.4 0.19 49.5105.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 94.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 61.5 0.11 63.3-2.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 134.0 0.25 41.3224.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 317.6 0.58 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.0 0.03 18.52.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,840.1 8.88 5,136.1-5.76
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 1,964.6 3.60 1,972.9-0.42
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 2,773.5 5.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,953.3 3.58 1,054.785.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 44.5 0.08 83.7-46.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,978.8 5.47 751.6296.32
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 53.5 0.10 22.1142.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.1 0.05 4.6451.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.6 0.04 7.1192.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,021.0 14.72 10,185.5-21.25

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 88.51% of US total imports from Malawi (91.04% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.29% of US total imports from Malawi (8.44% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,412.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,157.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,754.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,213.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,040.9 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27.3 0.04 25.19.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 208.8 0.27 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,931.5 5.14 4,972.4-20.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,284.6 13.46 7,127.044.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,432.7 4.49 5,646.5-39.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 49,756.1 65.11 45,343.39.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.7 0.02 43.8-66.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.01 20.4-67.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.6 0.02 11.95.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.5 0.01 14.1-32.57
52 Cotton 0.8 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.2 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,601.6 11.26 5,847.347.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.01 1.0611.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.3 0.00 2.111.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.2 0.00 5.0-56.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
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 5.3 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 3.2 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.1 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 85.4 0.11 249.3-65.75
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce