US trade (export - import) with Malta in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malta in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malta

In 2013, US trade with Malta totaled $780.4 million, up 19.31% ($126.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Malta in 2013 totaled $563.6 million, up 44.15% ($172.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Malta in 2013 were $216.8 million, down 17.59% ($46.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Malta in 2013 was $346.8 million, a 171.23% increase ($218.9 million) over 2012.

Malta was the US 107th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 113th in 2012), accounting for 0.0200% of US total trade (up from 0.0169% in 2012).

Malta was the US 98th largest export market in 2013 (up from 104th in 2012), accounting for 0.0357% of US total exports (up from 0.0253% in 2012).

Malta was the US 109th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 105th in 2012), accounting for 0.0093% of US total imports (down from 0.0113% in 2012).

US Exports to Malta

The major share of US exports to Malta in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.85% of US total exports to Malta (72.76% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.56% of US total exports to Malta (18.34% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.42% of US total exports to Malta (2.79% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of US total exports to Malta (1.52% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Malta in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $148.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $30.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • 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 $3.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Malta in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.4 million.
US exports to Malta in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,481.7 0.26 2,404.0-38.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.8 0.00 7.0255.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 66.3 0.01 80.7-17.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 721.7 0.13 541.933.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16.3 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 1,199.2 0.21 223.9435.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156.4 0.03 83.986.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 942.6 0.17 379.5148.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 128.3 0.02 150.4-14.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 110.0 0.02 95.015.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 94.8 0.02 46.9102.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 321.2 0.06 268.619.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,649.9 0.29 1,435.614.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 36.6 0.01 12.4195.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 210.3 0.04 195.37.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 433,099.5 76.85 284,487.852.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23.3 0.00 28.8-18.99
29 Organic chemicals 171.2 0.03 504.4-66.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 393.8 0.07 440.7-10.64
31 Fertilizers 4.9 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 321.5 0.06 132.9141.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,284.7 0.23 2,299.2-44.13
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 200.5 0.04 309.6-35.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 41.9 0.01 53.0-21.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 29.9 0.01 2.51,071.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,609.2 5.43 463.26,508.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,578.9 0.46 6,500.8-60.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 532.3 0.09 184.2188.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 45.2 0.01 49.1-8.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,532.5 0.45 2,266.411.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 446.7 0.08 428.44.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55.9 0.01 224.5-75.10
50 Silk 13.2 0.00 19.6-32.87
52 Cotton 4.3 0.00 10.1-57.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 62.1 0.01 47.431.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43.8 0.01 47.6-8.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.0 0.00 30.8-57.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 74.7 0.01 17.1336.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 106.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 64.3 0.01 189.7-66.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 260.4 0.05 415.3-37.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99.5 0.02 190.7-47.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 653.8 0.12 980.5-33.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 5.2-41.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 283.6 0.05 468.2-39.43
69 Ceramic products 12.9 0.00 8.944.96
70 Glass and glassware 188.7 0.03 165.913.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 127.4 0.02 274.0-53.51
72 Iron and steel 27.5 0.00 8.1238.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 685.0 0.12 1,289.4-46.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.6 0.00 130.0-81.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 38.0 0.01 5.3622.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 189.5 0.03 163.415.97
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.0 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.5 0.00 12.1-30.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 429.8 0.08 1,088.9-60.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 219.1 0.04 304.8-28.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,749.9 5.46 40,473.3-24.02
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 7,112.3 1.26 4,119.372.66
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 106.7 0.02 817.3-86.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,074.0 0.19 767.539.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 22,393.5 3.97 13,301.868.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,142.9 0.20 656.174.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,188.9 1.45 11,560.7-29.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 74.0 0.01 124.4-40.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 39.7 0.01 25.456.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 37.2 0.01 139.4-73.29
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 379.3 0.07 294.128.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 610.7 0.11 410.948.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 146.4 0.03 113.329.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 117.0 0.02 46.5151.64
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,346.4 1.48 7,779.67.29

US Imports from Malta

The major share of US imports from Malta in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.44% of US total imports from Malta (71.15% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.78% of US total imports from Malta (15.94% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.84% of US total imports from Malta (2.49% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Malta (3.79% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Malta in 2013 over the 2012 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 $21.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US imports from Malta in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 134.0 0.06 460.2-70.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.9 0.01 14.7-12.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.1 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.9 0.01 6.6172.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21.1 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 144.3 0.07 22.2550.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9,959.9-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24.7 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,588.3 0.73 4,074.6-61.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,229.1 11.63 27,003.2-6.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16.4 0.01 242.8-93.26
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 25.9 0.01 131.2-80.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20.8 0.01 119.8-82.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,733.5 3.11 5,281.827.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,914.3 2.27 5,079.4-3.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.5 0.03 29.0111.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 59.5 0.03 26.0128.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 216.3 0.10 179.820.27
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 132.3 0.06 2.45,390.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,033.9 0.94 4,635.0-56.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 353.1 0.16 226.855.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,441.4 0.66 1,657.8-13.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.5 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18.4 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.7 0.00 3.8-3.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.2 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 96.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.6 0.00 18.3-80.38
70 Glass and glassware 59.8 0.03 94.6-36.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 151.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 73.3 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 29.8 0.01 50.5-40.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 316.0 0.15 172.683.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 81.4 0.04 5.11,510.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,450.9 3.44 9,916.4-24.86
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 153,904.8 70.98 175,760.3-12.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 108.3 0.05 105.82.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 150.3 0.07 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,960.7 0.90 1,419.938.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.1 0.00 21.6-71.74
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 113.1 0.05 10.01,027.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,969.6 1.83 4,268.5-7.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.3 0.01 15.11.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,376.6 2.48 11,790.9-54.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce