US trade (export - import) with Malta in 2017

Published or Updated: May 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Malta

In 2017, US trade with Malta was $465.3 million, down 69.97% ($1,084.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Malta in 2017 totaled $299.3 million, up 19.46% ($48.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Malta in 2017 were $166.0 million, down 87.22% ($1,132.8 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Malta went from a deficit of $1,048.3 million in 2016, to a surplus of $133.3 million in 2017.

Malta was the US 118th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 85th in 2016), accounting for 0.0118% of US total trade (down from 0.0418% in 2016).

Malta was the US 114th largest export market in 2017 (up from 117th in 2016), accounting for 0.0194% of US total exports (up from 0.0172% in 2016).

Malta was the US 110th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 69th in 2016), accounting for 0.0069% of US total imports (down from 0.0577% in 2016).

US Exports to Malta

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.37% of US total exports to Malta (42.67% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.61% of US total exports to Malta (44.93% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.51% of US total exports to Malta (1.74% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.04% of US total exports to Malta (3.96% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of US total exports to Malta (1.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.12% of US total exports to Malta (1.15% in 2016).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $68.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $16.8 million;
  • 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 $3.2 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 $2.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Malta 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 534.5 0.18 118.5351.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 12.0-74.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.4 0.01 18.244.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 38.6 0.01 13.1194.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 765.8 0.26 555.237.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.2 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 232.7 0.08 260.9-10.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.1 0.00 83.6-86.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 121.0 0.04 151.7-20.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11.2 0.00 8.335.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 234.0 0.08 254.9-8.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,291.8 0.43 1,334.8-3.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.8 0.00 6.483.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 70.2 0.02 48.145.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 105,859.6 35.37 106,901.3-0.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 213.6 0.07 8.52,412.51
29 Organic chemicals 106.5 0.04 107.6-0.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 733.1 0.24 520.240.93
31 Fertilizers 116.5 0.04 5.02,233.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 347.1 0.12 372.1-6.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,354.3 0.45 1,237.89.41
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 221.2 0.07 305.0-27.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 43.8 0.01 15.8178.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 399.5 0.13 424.9-5.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,001.6 1.67 6,384.9-21.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 557.2 0.19 529.05.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.3 0.01 31.2-25.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,714.0 0.91 2,935.1-7.53
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 334.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 521.4 0.17 934.9-44.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 157.5 0.05 322.4-51.15
52 Cotton 3.0 0.00 2.616.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.8 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 61.9 0.02 118.3-47.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.9 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 90.8 0.03 96.9-6.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 115.3-97.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 145.1 0.05 256.2-43.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 154.9 0.05 112.138.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 101.1 0.03 357.5-71.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.00 4.018.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 264.8 0.09 502.6-47.32
69 Ceramic products 14.5 0.00 21.9-33.87
70 Glass and glassware 93.1 0.03 200.3-53.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 90.6 0.03 67.134.92
72 Iron and steel 39.2 0.01 102.1-61.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 71,170.0 23.78 3,153.22,157.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 61.4 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 42.1 0.01 401.6-89.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,119.9 0.37 350.7219.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 35.1 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 153.2 0.05 3.04,998.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 33.0 0.01 14.5128.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 190.0 0.06 234.1-18.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 515.3 0.17 101.8406.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,308.0 7.12 18,022.918.23
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 5,300.4 1.77 7,731.8-31.45
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 114.0 0.04 10.8957.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,426.4 0.48 2,123.8-32.83
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 59,108.1 19.75 75,870.4-22.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,876.2 1.30 2,841.136.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,465.6 2.16 5,978.58.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.7 0.01 43.8-38.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 37.5 0.01 36.62.38
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 249.2 0.08 131.389.80
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 329.6 0.11 3,515.0-90.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 410.9 0.14 314.830.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 190.9 0.06 253.1-24.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 512.5 0.17 135.3278.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,769.3 1.26 3,018.724.87

US Imports from Malta

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.57% of US total imports from Malta (8.74% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.35% of US total imports from Malta (89.53% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total imports from Malta (0.18% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in 2017 over 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) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.3 million.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,134.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Malta 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 366.3 0.22 790.5-53.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.7 0.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 87.0 0.05 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.7 0.00 17.2-66.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.6 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 50.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 162.9 0.10 165.7-1.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29.8 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 931.2 0.56 1,858.9-49.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.1 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 5,809.1 3.50 6,326.1-8.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,620.9 8.21 1,148,050.9-98.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.2 0.01 0.0
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 15.8 0.01 20.0-20.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.2 0.02 20.751.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,623.1 3.39 5,219.57.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,673.3 2.21 3,185.515.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.9 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.5 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.6 0.05 282.9-72.21
54 Man-made filaments 286.3 0.17 58.0393.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 540.6 0.33 713.6-24.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 334.3 0.20 327.12.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 269.9 0.16 1,240.5-78.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.3 0.00 3.4-30.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 451.4 0.27 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 162.0 0.10 8.41,834.29
69 Ceramic products 39.4 0.02 6.5502.57
70 Glass and glassware 140.8 0.08 42.5231.40
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 7.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 224.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 166.5 0.10 3.54,671.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31.8 0.02 124.7-74.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.7 0.00 8.6-10.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,443.0 7.50 8,178.952.14
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 106,612.0 64.24 102,064.94.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 399.3 0.24 174.1129.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.6 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,638.1 1.59 3,048.6-13.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18.0 0.01 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 80.5 0.05 104.1-22.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,304.4 1.39 2,499.6-7.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 588.1 0.35 368.959.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,916.9 4.77 13,538.3-41.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce