US trade with Maldives in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 31, 2018

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

US Trade with Maldives

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Maldives was $10.9 million, down 0.06% ($0.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Maldives in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $6.0 million, down 12.56% ($0.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Maldives in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.9 million, up 21.34% ($0.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Maldives in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1.1 million, a 60.15% decrease ($1.7 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Maldives was the US 177th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 173rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (down from 0.0013% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Maldives was the US 173rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 174th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (down from 0.0020% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Maldives was the US 153rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 155th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives 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) - 73.50% of US total exports to Maldives (71.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.68% of US total exports to Maldives (8.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.21% of US total exports to Maldives (1.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.00% of US total exports to Maldives (5.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.60% of US total exports to Maldives (2.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.36% of US total exports to Maldives (2.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives 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 $223.2 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 $212.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $119.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $97.6 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 $85.3 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $66.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $61.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $53.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $52.4 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $25.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $21.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $19.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $18.7 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,021.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $158.9 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $158.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $146.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $124.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $105.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $95.0 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 $56.9 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $42.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $41.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $41.2 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $24.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $24.0 thousand.
US exports to Maldives 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 141.9 2.35 75.189.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.9 0.10 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52.4 0.87 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 110.4 1.83 12.9757.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.7 0.06 9.3-60.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12.0 0.20 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.9 0.16 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.1 0.45 186.0-85.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48.9 0.81 90.5-46.04
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 98.0 1.62 12.7670.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7.7 0.13 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 83.1 1.38 61.734.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 213.6 3.54 152.739.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32.2 0.53 56.2-42.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 144.9 2.40 133.68.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.1 0.15 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.7 0.04 12.5-78.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.6 0.19 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 28.1 0.47 25.211.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 28.2 0.47 30.7-8.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 40.5 0.67 14.9171.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 42.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.1 0.10 47.4-87.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28.3 0.47 17.264.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.1 0.07 9.3-55.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.9 0.56 25.731.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 158.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 124.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 9.8 0.16 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.7 0.21 159.6-92.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.5 0.09 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.0 0.18 16.7-34.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23.0 0.38 4.3434.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29.8 0.49 10.5184.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,852.8 30.70 1,629.613.70
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 738.3 12.23 526.240.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 135.7 2.25 82.564.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,260.8 20.89 2,282.0-44.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 79.1 1.31 174.1-54.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 369.3 6.12 249.548.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.8 0.28 18.0-6.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 21.2 0.35 78.2-72.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 114.2 1.89 219.3-47.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.04 7.3-64.21

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives 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) - 95.81% of US total imports from Maldives (88.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.16% of US total imports from Maldives (1.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,138.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23.0 thousand.

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

  • 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 $28.7 thousand.
US imports from Maldives 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 4,686.3 95.81 3,548.032.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.7 0.08 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.9 0.28 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 19.7 0.40 48.5-59.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.0 0.47 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 0.3 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.9 0.08 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce