US trade with Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 03, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Malawi totaled $20.3 million, up 0.06% ($0.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $10.4 million, up 9.94% ($0.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $9.9 million, down 8.55% ($0.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Malawi went from a deficit of $1.4 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $0.5 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Malawi was the US 165th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 162nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (down from 0.0025% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 167th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 165th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 147th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 141st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.56% of US total exports to Malawi (14.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.24% of US total exports to Malawi (27.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.55% of US total exports to Malawi (9.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.00% of US total exports to Malawi (4.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $3,119.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,146.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $223.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $160.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $133.8 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $120.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $116.9 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $53.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $32.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,548.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,263.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $479.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $414.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $327.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $72.7 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 $69.9 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10.8 0.10 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 1,263.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.0 0.22 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,052.1 10.14 828.826.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 111.4 1.07 525.6-78.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19.9 0.19 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53.0 0.51 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 252.3 2.43 135.586.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.1 0.05 484.2-98.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 140.2 1.35 158.9-11.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 144.8 1.40 130.311.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 137.4 1.32 3.73,653.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.2 0.10 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.03 31.6-90.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.9 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99.0 0.95 426.2-76.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.7 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 120.3 1.16 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 32.8 0.32 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.9 0.03 75.6-96.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.1 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,117.7 39.69 998.4312.42
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 158.9 1.53 228.9-30.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 258.2 2.49 97.8163.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,228.9 11.85 82.01,397.76
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.03 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.2 0.06 27.2-77.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,363.3 22.78 3,911.9-39.59

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.56% of US total imports from Malawi (95.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.39% of US total imports from Malawi (0.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.01% of US total imports from Malawi (3.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,406.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $98.9 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) - an increase of $89.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $54.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $891.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $746.8 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $549.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $414.8 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.4 0.02 3.0-21.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,550.5 35.82 2,144.165.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,142.2 51.88 5,889.0-12.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161.8 1.63 1,053.5-84.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98.9 1.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 713.4 7.20 1,262.8-43.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.02 0.5280.43
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 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 414.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.3 0.02 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 117.1 1.18 27.7322.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20.4 0.21 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 25.7 0.26 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.6 0.09 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 65.4 0.66 10.5522.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce