US trade (export - import) with Malawi in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In 2014, US trade with Malawi was $120.7 million, down 7.83% ($10.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Malawi in 2014 were $50.7 million, down 7.03% ($3.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Malawi in 2014 were $70.0 million, down 8.40% ($6.4 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Malawi in 2014 was $19.3 million, a 11.82% decrease ($2.6 million) over 2013.

Malawi was the US 160th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 156th in 2013), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (down from 0.0034% in 2013).

Malawi was the US 163rd largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0031% of US total exports (down from 0.0035% in 2013).

Malawi was the US 135th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 127th in 2013), accounting for 0.0029% of US total imports (down from 0.0033% in 2013).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.42% of US total exports to Malawi (37.06% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.71% of US total exports to Malawi (26.71% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.14% of US total exports to Malawi (3.44% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.69% of US total exports to Malawi (14.60% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.29% of US total exports to Malawi (1.91% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10,346.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,020.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $823.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $158.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,881.0 thousand;
  • 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 $2,758.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,182.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,434.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $824.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $542.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $528.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $497.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $471.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $424.3 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $317.6 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $247.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $242.7 thousand;
  • 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 $191.4 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79.2 0.16 73.77.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.4 0.04 3.9367.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.2 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 528.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.9 0.01 250.1-98.85
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 4,881.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 190.5 0.38 32.5486.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 497.0-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 139.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 15.9 0.03 1,450.4-98.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35.3 0.07 98.7-64.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.1 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 169.2 0.33 207.8-18.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,626.4 38.73 18,606.15.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 145.5 0.29 190.9-23.78
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 53.7 0.11 18.9184.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 25.4 0.05 3.0745.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 350.2 0.69 263.532.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 520.8 1.03 763.5-31.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 79.5 0.16 138.3-42.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36.6 0.07 228.0-83.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84.0 0.17 555.1-84.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 61.4 0.12 485.7-87.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.2 0.03 142.4-90.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84.0 0.17 184.8-54.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 879.2 1.74 1,422.0-38.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 107.2 0.21 101.45.70
70 Glass and glassware 2.7 0.01 61.5-95.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 19.4 0.04 134.0-85.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 317.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.6 0.14 19.0270.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,663.3 11.18 4,840.117.01
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 1,852.0 3.66 1,964.6-5.73
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 15.0 0.03 2,773.5-99.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,129.3 2.23 1,953.3-42.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 22.9 0.05 44.5-48.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 796.2 1.57 2,978.8-73.27
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 95.2 0.19 53.577.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.9 0.01 25.1-80.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28.0 0.06 20.635.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,367.2 36.25 8,021.0128.99

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.67% of US total imports from Malawi (88.51% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.99% of US total imports from Malawi (11.29% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $7,168.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,614.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11,928.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $4,413.0 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $704.3 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.8 0.02 27.3-60.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 208.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,545.4 10.78 3,931.591.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,452.5 24.93 10,284.669.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.3 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,728.4 3.90 3,432.7-20.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,827.5 54.04 49,756.1-23.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.00 12.6-96.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,188.6 5.98 8,601.6-51.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 7.5-94.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.00 2.3-52.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.5 0.01 2.2154.28
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 5.3-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.5 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 227.1 0.32 85.4165.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce