US trade (export - import) with Malawi in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In 2016, US trade with Malawi totaled $122.0 million, up 22.38% ($22.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Malawi in 2016 totaled $42.2 million, up 17.07% ($6.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Malawi in 2016 totaled $79.9 million, up 25.39% ($16.2 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Malawi in 2016 was $37.7 million, a 36.20% increase ($10.0 million) over 2015.

Malawi was the US 156th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 163rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0033% of US total trade (up from 0.0026% in 2015).

Malawi was the US 166th largest export market in 2016 (up from 169th in 2015), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (up from 0.0024% in 2015).

Malawi was the US 128th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 136th in 2015), accounting for 0.0036% of US total imports (up from 0.0028% in 2015).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.27% of US total exports to Malawi (37.15% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.09% of US total exports to Malawi (8.46% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.84% of US total exports to Malawi (31.03% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.71% of US total exports to Malawi (1.81% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.01% of US total exports to Malawi (1.34% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11,302.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,623.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,670.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $751.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $279.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $248.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,458.5 thousand;
  • 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 $1,866.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $673.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $515.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $441.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $205.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $196.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $150.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $148.6 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 196.5-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,351.2 5.58 680.4245.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
10 Cereals 4,623.9 10.97 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.8 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.2 0.03 39.6-64.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 828.8 1.97 1,270.0-34.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,013.2 2.40 734.038.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 49.8 0.12 64.0-22.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29.3 0.07 11.4156.11
29 Organic chemicals 170.6 0.40 113.949.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,026.0 2.43 9,484.5-89.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 42.0-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 33.3-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.2 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 742.4 1.76 892.5-16.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 406.1 0.96 554.6-26.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 82.5 0.20 11.3630.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.9 0.06 35.0-31.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 248.2 0.59 276.9-10.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 177.6 0.42 204.1-12.98
54 Man-made filaments 3.9 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.7 0.01 14.0-73.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 205.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,130.2 2.68 379.2198.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.3 0.01 45.1-92.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.9 0.02 10.2-32.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 78.4 0.19 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.0 0.02 21.0-52.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,273.3 12.51 5,946.6-11.32
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 3,737.5 8.87 5,604.0-33.31
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 77.5 0.18 44.375.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 608.0 1.44 360.068.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 76.0 0.18 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 878.2 2.08 1,393.9-37.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
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 14.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.01 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35.7 0.08 36.1-1.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,425.5 43.71 7,123.2158.67

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.33% of US total imports from Malawi (89.19% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.01% of US total imports from Malawi (10.10% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $13,288.1 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $9,944.2 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,026.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $4,830.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,253.0 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36.5 0.05 30.320.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 144.8 0.18 223.1-35.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,673.2 8.35 10,926.2-38.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,993.8 28.78 9,705.7136.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,196.1 14.02 9,169.922.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 36,708.4 45.95 26,764.337.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28.1 0.04 119.4-76.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.0 0.01 7.3-31.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.8 0.00 1.5-47.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.8 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,593.6 1.99 6,423.8-75.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.5 0.01 8.5-0.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.5 0.00 4.8-69.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
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 128.2 0.16 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.00 8.9-69.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.5-100.00
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 20.0 0.02 29.3-32.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12.3 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.6 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 308.5 0.39 228.335.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce