US trade with Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malawi

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Malawi was $22.0 million, down 59.10% ($31.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $8.4 million, down 22.97% ($2.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $13.6 million, down 68.24% ($29.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $5.3 million, a 83.56% decrease ($26.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Malawi was the US 169th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (down from 0.0056% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 174th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 165th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total exports (down from 0.0029% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Malawi was the US 141st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 112th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0074% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Malawi

The major share of US exports to Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.96% of US total exports to Malawi (23.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.33% of US total exports to Malawi (0.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.34% of US total exports to Malawi (2.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.00% of US total exports to Malawi (0.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.50% of US total exports to Malawi (1.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.07% of US total exports to Malawi (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,874.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,306.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $293.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $287.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $250.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $214.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $203.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $167.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $129.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,428.2 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 $323.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $169.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $136.6 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 $77.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $38.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $27.6 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 214.0 2.56 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,306.9 15.63 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11.2 0.13 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 370.7 4.43 83.3345.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.3 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 145.8 1.74 15.9817.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 259.7 3.11 92.4180.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 20.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.0 0.07 142.5-95.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42.0 0.50 211.8-80.17
69 Ceramic products 7.4 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 250.6 3.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,781.4 21.31 1,578.112.88
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 215.9 2.58 539.2-59.95
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 497.8 5.95 204.8143.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,900.0 22.73 25.47,386.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32.9 0.39 71.7-54.08
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 11.5 0.14 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,302.5 15.58 7,730.7-83.15

US Imports from Malawi

The major share of US imports from Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.67% of US total imports from Malawi (98.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of US total imports from Malawi (0.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.02% of US total imports from Malawi (1.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $156.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $21,956.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4,055.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,330.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,272.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $629.4 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 $94.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $60.8 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,219.0 8.94 2,490.9-51.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,780.0 27.74 5,109.9-26.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,824.3 42.74 9,879.3-41.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,623.5 19.25 24,580.2-89.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 629.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.02 1.394.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
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 6.4 0.05 100.5-93.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 156.9 1.15 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 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16.0 0.12 76.9-79.13
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce