US trade (export - import) with Malawi in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In 2017, US trade with Malawi was $92.6 million, down 24.13% ($29.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Malawi in 2017 were $28.2 million, down 33.06% ($13.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Malawi in 2017 were $64.4 million, down 19.41% ($15.5 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Malawi in 2017 was $36.2 million, a 4.16% decrease ($1.6 million) over 2016.

Malawi was the US 166th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 156th in 2016), accounting for 0.0023% of US total trade (down from 0.0033% in 2016).

Malawi was the US 174th largest export market in 2017 (down from 166th in 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (down from 0.0029% in 2016).

Malawi was the US 136th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 128th in 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total imports (down from 0.0036% in 2016).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.31% of US total exports to Malawi (25.27% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.51% of US total exports to Malawi (21.09% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.18% of US total exports to Malawi (5.84% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.25% of US total exports to Malawi (2.71% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.24% of US total exports to Malawi (0.23% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.10% of US total exports to Malawi (1.01% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,013.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,824.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,510.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $746.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $437.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $433.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $295.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $239.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $179.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $153.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $96.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11,747.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,623.9 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 $2,906.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,983.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $499.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $389.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $372.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $239.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $157.5 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.3 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.7 0.07 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 368.3 1.31 2,351.2-84.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.2 0.08 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 4,623.9-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.8 0.09 14.281.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,266.1 4.49 828.852.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,447.0 5.13 1,013.242.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 42.4 0.15 49.8-14.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53.0 0.19 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.9 0.01 29.3-86.60
29 Organic chemicals 409.7 1.45 170.6140.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 636.7 2.26 1,026.0-37.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.3 0.02 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 2.6 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 369.7 1.31 742.4-50.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 701.8 2.49 406.172.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 178.6 0.63 82.5116.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.2 0.04 23.9-57.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.2 0.03 248.2-96.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.1 0.07 177.6-88.69
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.9 0.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 630.4 2.23 1,130.2-44.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.7 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.4 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 153.4 0.54 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 62.7 0.22 6.9803.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 257.6 0.91 78.4228.66
80 Tin and articles thereof 20.5 0.07 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.1 0.03 10.0-18.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,286.2 29.37 5,273.357.14
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 831.4 2.95 3,737.5-77.76
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 77.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,118.4 7.51 608.0248.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,900.0 6.73 76.02,401.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,624.2 5.76 878.284.96
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 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 15.5 0.05 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.01 2.914.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.9 0.04 35.7-66.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,678.0 23.67 18,425.5-63.76

US Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.70% of US total imports from Malawi (97.33% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.52% of US total imports from Malawi (2.01% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $337.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $8,393.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4,111.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,966.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,264.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $203.4 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.2 0.01 36.5-88.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.4 0.00 144.8-98.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,010.2 10.89 6,673.25.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,027.6 32.66 22,993.8-8.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,084.5 11.00 11,196.1-36.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98.9 0.15 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28,314.7 43.98 36,708.4-22.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.00 0.8124.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 329.0 0.51 1,593.6-79.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.00 8.5-70.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.9 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.8 0.04 0.0
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 140.1 0.22 128.29.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 2.8-19.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 177.4 0.28 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 27.9 0.04 20.039.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.6 0.02 9.620.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 105.1 0.16 308.5-65.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce