US trade (export - import) with Maldives in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2018

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

US Trade with Maldives

In 2017, US trade with Maldives totaled $68.9 million, up 8.49% ($5.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Maldives in 2017 totaled $34.3 million, up 10.37% ($3.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Maldives in 2017 totaled $34.6 million, up 6.69% ($2.2 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Maldives in 2017 was $0.4 million, a 74.45% decrease ($1.0 million) over 2016.

Maldives was the US 171st largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 170th in 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Maldives was the US 172nd largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total exports (up from 0.0021% in 2016).

Maldives was the US 152nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 147th in 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Maldives

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.84% of US total exports to Maldives (69.79% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.82% of US total exports to Maldives (7.41% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.88% of US total exports to Maldives (2.67% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.63% of US total exports to Maldives (6.71% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.35% of US total exports to Maldives (2.61% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.45% of US total exports to Maldives (3.29% in 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,922.2 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) - an increase of $1,686.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,578.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,105.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $334.7 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $219.4 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $208.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $185.5 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $155.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $132.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $109.2 thousand.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,228.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $752.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $685.2 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $297.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $207.5 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $168.9 thousand.
US exports to Maldives 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 318.0 0.93 222.043.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 185.5 0.54 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53.2 0.16 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.02 22.7-71.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 120.5 0.35 92.330.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 177.8 0.52 187.1-4.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 182.3 0.53 129.640.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 189.0 0.55 123.852.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 86.6 0.25 37.5131.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.4 0.02 7.8-4.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 82.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 154.2 0.45 91.867.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.1 0.02 75.6-89.28
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.01 10.3-66.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 44.3 0.13 66.8-33.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 355.8 1.04 447.4-20.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 604.2 1.76 533.813.19
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 333.2 0.97 125.2166.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7.7 0.02 2.5202.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 319.5 0.93 348.4-8.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 545.0 1.59 546.7-0.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 116.4 0.34 141.4-17.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.0 0.09 40.8-26.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 281.2 0.82 966.5-70.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.3 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 155.1 0.45 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 37.9 0.11 35.47.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.8 0.05 21.4-12.03
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14.9 0.04 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 75.8 0.22 64.218.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 180.0 0.52 131.037.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98.9 0.29 30.3226.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.3 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.7 0.06 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.6 0.02 51.6-87.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 121.8 0.36 117.43.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 87.5 0.26 99.4-11.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.3 0.05 71.2-77.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 163.6 0.48 31.1426.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.6 0.05 45.5-65.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 168.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 344.2 1.00 124.8175.87
69 Ceramic products 33.4 0.10 27.422.00
70 Glass and glassware 29.9 0.09 96.2-68.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 871.6 2.54 1,624.2-46.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.1 0.02 11.5-29.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.5 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 140.9 0.41 348.5-59.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.5 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.9 0.01 6.0-18.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 165.3 0.48 56.2194.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43.9 0.13 22.694.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,286.1 24.17 7,180.415.40
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 4,469.7 13.04 2,783.360.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 526.1 1.53 2,754.5-80.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,319.7 27.19 7,397.525.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 585.5 1.71 672.2-12.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,467.1 7.20 888.5177.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51.1 0.15 62.2-17.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
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 229.9 0.67 527.5-56.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 745.9 2.18 411.381.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 41.2 0.12 14.5183.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 749.0 2.18 826.5-9.38

US Imports from Maldives

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.18% of US total imports from Maldives (95.78% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.21% of US total imports from Maldives (0.30% in 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,715.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $501.7 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) - an increase of $216.4 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $396.0 thousand.
US imports from Maldives 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 32,814.3 94.73 31,098.95.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 501.7 1.45 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 0.0
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 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.7 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 11.9 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38.9 0.11 13.6185.73
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 298.1 0.86 81.7264.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80.5 0.23 3.62,161.29
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 0.3 0.00 0.7-51.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.9 0.07 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 865.7 2.50 1,261.7-31.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce