US trade (export - import) with Malta in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Malta in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Malta

In 2015, US trade with Malta was $716.2 million, down 34.58% ($378.6 million) from 2014.

US exports to Malta in 2015 were $471.5 million, down 48.62% ($446.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Malta in 2015 totaled $244.7 million, up 38.04% ($67.4 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Malta in 2015 was $226.8 million, a 69.37% decrease ($513.5 million) over 2014.

Malta was the US 103rd largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 95th in 2014), accounting for 0.0188% of US total trade (down from 0.0272% in 2014).

Malta was the US 98th largest export market in 2015 (down from 87th in 2014), accounting for 0.0314% of US total exports (down from 0.0567% in 2014).

Malta was the US 104th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 114th in 2014), accounting for 0.0106% of US total imports (up from 0.0074% in 2014).

US Exports to Malta

The major share of US exports to Malta in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.08% of US total exports to Malta (84.67% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.51% of US total exports to Malta (10.40% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.69% of US total exports to Malta (0.94% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.18% of US total exports to Malta (0.86% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Malta in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $55.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Malta in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $470.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.5 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) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.0 million.
US exports to Malta in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 7.5 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 180.5 0.04 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 903.3 0.19 2,116.6-57.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.0 0.00 33.0-42.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 58.3 0.01 279.3-79.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.4 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 508.4 0.11 1,003.1-49.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
10 Cereals 290.8 0.06 271.27.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117.2 0.02 28.6309.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 534.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 145.7 0.03 124.716.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 123.3 0.03 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.5 0.00 214.0-97.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.8 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 79.8 0.02 68.716.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,303.6 0.28 1,677.8-22.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,623.5 0.34 1,390.216.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8.2 0.00 25.8-68.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 160.8 0.03 136.517.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 31.9 0.01 35.0-8.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 306,797.9 65.07 776,915.7-60.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.5 0.00 434.5-98.04
29 Organic chemicals 348.6 0.07 615.4-43.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,509.2 0.32 614.9145.43
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 82.2 0.02 253.8-67.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,518.7 0.32 1,870.9-18.82
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 186.4 0.04 290.1-35.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.3 0.01 21.436.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.9 0.00 3.732.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,047.3 0.22 722.544.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,837.0 0.60 2,754.23.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 416.3 0.09 1,058.7-60.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 170.0 0.04 69.9143.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,872.0 0.61 2,773.73.55
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 197.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 330.1 0.07 156.5110.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 127.7 0.03 171.5-25.59
50 Silk 4.6 0.00 5.8-19.90
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 7.7 0.00 40.2-80.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.7 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48.8 0.01 71.4-31.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11.3 0.00 4.2167.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33.6 0.01 64.0-47.54
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 43.2 0.01 42.41.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 205.1 0.04 655.4-68.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 314.9 0.07 237.932.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 64.0 0.01 192.7-66.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.5 0.00 220.6-98.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 47.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 312.8 0.07 423.5-26.13
69 Ceramic products 10.1 0.00 3.5189.46
70 Glass and glassware 138.7 0.03 157.9-12.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 104.4 0.02 216.1-51.67
72 Iron and steel 26.2 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,441.4 0.31 4,473.0-67.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 22.2-86.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.7 0.00 3.8414.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 167.4 0.04 113.148.06
78 Lead and articles thereof 645.7 0.14 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 3.51.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41.2 0.01 9.2349.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 583.6 0.12 745.0-21.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 136.1 0.03 350.1-61.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,880.3 4.22 35,715.3-44.34
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 4,777.5 1.01 8,866.8-46.12
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 299.7 0.06 6.04,894.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,184.1 0.25 1,094.88.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 93,583.8 19.85 37,881.6147.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,726.9 1.21 4,763.820.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,992.6 1.91 7,134.226.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23.6 0.01 81.9-71.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27.5 0.01 25.19.67
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 103.3 0.02 47.9115.78
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 181.3 0.04 726.8-75.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 292.1 0.06 651.4-55.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 154.9 0.03 124.924.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,230.7 0.26 154.4696.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,798.6 1.44 15,299.2-55.56

US Imports from Malta

The major share of US imports from Malta in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.07% of US total imports from Malta (66.42% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.10% of US total imports from Malta (20.61% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.06% of US total imports from Malta (3.51% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.91% of US total imports from Malta (2.07% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $71.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Malta in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4.9 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) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Malta in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 829.6 0.34 152.5443.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.3 0.01 32.3-21.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 786.0-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5.6 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.2 0.00 11.6-37.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 240.9 0.10 22.7959.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,787.5 0.73 1,298.537.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 787.9 0.32 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.3 0.00 4,928.6-99.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 79.3 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 4,875.4 1.99 7,595.6-35.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 24,718.9 10.10 18,389.634.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132.8 0.05 190.5-30.30
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 255.3 0.10 41.6513.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30.9 0.01 28.68.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,849.4 3.21 7,005.612.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,908.8 1.60 3,286.218.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.3 0.00 15.7-34.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 60.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 372.2 0.15 418.6-11.07
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.7 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.2 0.00 0.3611.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 350.1 0.14 1,114.2-68.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119.1 0.05 448.5-73.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,684.9 0.69 2,071.7-18.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58.1 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.2 0.00 16.0-67.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.7 0.00 7.346.30
70 Glass and glassware 21.3 0.01 26.4-19.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62.5 0.03 55.911.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.6 0.01 134.9-76.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.3 0.01 4.6212.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 144.5 0.06 4.23,355.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 192.2 0.08 491.0-60.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.6 0.01 66.4-67.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,207.9 2.95 5,691.026.65
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 106,475.3 43.51 110,404.8-3.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 101.2 0.04 140.4-27.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,395.1 0.57 1,517.3-8.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 81.3 0.03 629.0-87.08
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 118.3 0.05 244.8-51.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,141.5 0.88 3,152.0-32.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.6 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73.0 0.03 204.4-64.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 78,454.1 32.06 6,576.01,093.04
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce