US trade with Maldives in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2018

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

US Trade with Maldives

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Maldives totaled $47.4 million, up 5.91% ($2.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Maldives in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $24.4 million, up 8.02% ($1.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Maldives in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $23.0 million, up 3.75% ($0.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Maldives in the first nine months of 2017 was $1.4 million, a 213.53% increase ($1.0 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Maldives was the US 171st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 168th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (down from 0.0017% in the first nine months of 2016).

Maldives was the US 171st largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 170th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Maldives was the US 150th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 148th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (down from 0.0014% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Maldives

The major share of US exports to Maldives 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) - 75.05% of US total exports to Maldives (71.37% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.76% of US total exports to Maldives (7.41% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.57% of US total exports to Maldives (3.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.80% of US total exports to Maldives (3.29% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.56% of US total exports to Maldives (2.95% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.32% of US total exports to Maldives (4.06% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Maldives in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1,484.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $996.1 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 $806.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $657.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $185.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $158.6 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 $150.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $140.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $132.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $89.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $76.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Maldives in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $1,670.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $598.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $196.5 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $158.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $114.3 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $82.7 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $76.5 thousand.
US exports to Maldives 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 239.0 0.98 162.147.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 185.5 0.76 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26.6 0.11 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
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.03 11.1-41.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 120.5 0.49 92.330.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 134.3 0.55 166.4-19.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 147.7 0.60 129.613.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 179.0 0.73 109.962.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 65.4 0.27 23.8175.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.4 0.03 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 113.8 0.47 68.765.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.1 0.03 52.2-84.47
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.01 5.9-41.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 32.2 0.13 51.2-37.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 263.9 1.08 294.9-10.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 368.9 1.51 363.91.37
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 232.0 0.95 82.0182.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7.7 0.03 2.5202.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 222.6 0.91 299.1-25.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 443.2 1.82 401.910.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 67.5 0.28 119.3-43.45
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) 19.4 0.08 38.0-48.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 274.8 1.13 872.8-68.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.9 0.13 27.612.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16.1 0.07 16.9-4.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14.9 0.06 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 75.8 0.31 64.218.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 141.8 0.58 96.646.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 46.3 0.19 24.588.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.3 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.7 0.08 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.6 0.03 51.6-87.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 69.4 0.28 92.5-25.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60.1 0.25 70.4-14.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.8 0.03 44.8-84.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 163.6 0.67 31.1426.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.6 0.06 32.7-52.45
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 214.3 0.88 124.871.75
69 Ceramic products 28.6 0.12 13.6111.32
70 Glass and glassware 24.6 0.10 96.2-74.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 648.6 2.66 490.132.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.5 0.02 11.5-52.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 75.6 0.31 189.8-60.20
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 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.9 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 153.9 0.63 13.21,064.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33.3 0.14 22.647.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,335.3 25.95 5,339.118.66
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 2,547.1 10.43 1,740.346.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 451.7 1.85 2,122.1-78.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,393.4 26.19 5,736.411.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 411.8 1.69 492.5-16.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,185.7 8.95 701.3211.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51.1 0.21 37.436.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
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 207.5 0.85 261.1-20.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 198.6 0.81 395.1-49.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 37.3 0.15 14.5156.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 556.6 2.28 619.1-10.09

US Imports from Maldives

The major share of US imports from Maldives 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) - 95.36% of US total imports from Maldives (95.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.63% of US total imports from Maldives (0.30% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $536.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $327.2 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 $230.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $76.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Maldives 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 $353.4 thousand.
US imports from Maldives 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 21,580.9 93.94 21,044.52.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 327.2 1.42 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 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.9 0.06 13.61.97
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 279.1 1.21 48.5476.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80.5 0.35 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 15.3 0.07 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 670.5 2.92 1,023.9-34.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce