US trade with Malawi in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Malawi

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Malawi totaled $70.6 million, up 3.40% ($2.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Malawi in the first nine months of 2017 were $19.9 million, down 36.57% ($11.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Malawi in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $50.7 million, up 37.23% ($13.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Malawi in the first nine months of 2017 was $30.9 million, a 443.75% increase ($25.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Malawi was the US 166th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 161st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0026% in the first nine months of 2016).

Malawi was the US 174th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 162nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total exports (down from 0.0030% in the first nine months of 2016).

Malawi was the US 132nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 138th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total imports (up from 0.0024% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Malawi

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.04% of US total exports to Malawi (26.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.64% of US total exports to Malawi (28.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.69% of US total exports to Malawi (7.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.99% of US total exports to Malawi (2.97% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,809.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,217.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $784.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $266.7 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;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $153.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $128.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $116.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $62.7 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5,319.3 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 $2,582.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,983.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $873.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $676.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $502.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $330.0 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;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $102.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $71.4 thousand.
US exports to Malawi in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.3 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.7 0.10 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 368.3 1.85 2,351.2-84.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.2 0.11 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 4,623.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.8 0.13 14.281.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,052.1 5.30 828.826.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 140.1 0.71 1,013.2-86.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 31.1 0.16 49.8-37.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53.0 0.27 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.9 0.02 29.3-86.60
29 Organic chemicals 409.7 2.06 143.0186.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 265.9 1.34 942.8-71.79
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 223.9 1.13 726.5-69.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 442.1 2.23 313.640.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 178.6 0.90 61.9188.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.2 0.05 23.9-57.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.3 0.02 105.6-96.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.1 0.10 177.6-88.69
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 588.4 2.96 918.4-35.93
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
70 Glass and glassware 153.4 0.77 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 62.7 0.32 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.0 0.04 78.4-91.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 20.5 0.10 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.1 0.04 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,504.8 32.76 3,695.276.04
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 615.5 3.10 3,198.3-80.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,620.6 8.16 403.2301.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 50.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,591.3 8.02 806.497.32
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.02 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 4.0 0.02 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.02 2.914.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.9 0.06 27.2-56.23
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,375.5 27.08 10,694.8-49.74

US Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.71% of US total imports from Malawi (96.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.65% of US total imports from Malawi (2.63% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $13,562.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,608.9 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $636.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $635.3 thousand.
US imports from Malawi in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.2 0.01 30.5-86.08
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 5,791.2 11.41 4,182.338.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,247.7 33.99 17,883.9-3.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,260.2 2.48 1,316.8-4.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98.9 0.19 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25,691.2 50.62 12,128.3111.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
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 0.65 964.2-65.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
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 0.03 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 133.8 0.26 27.7382.77
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 20.4 0.04 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 0.06 12.3127.74
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 11.6 0.02 9.620.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 89.1 0.18 231.6-61.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce