US trade with Malta in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Malta

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Malta was $311.1 million, down 78.78% ($1,154.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Malta in the first nine months of 2017 were $184.0 million, down 18.18% ($40.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Malta in the first nine months of 2017 were $127.0 million, down 89.76% ($1,113.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Malta went from a deficit of $1,015.9 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $57.0 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Malta was the US 118th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 77th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0107% of US total trade (down from 0.0559% in the first nine months of 2016).

Malta was the US 118th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 106th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0162% of US total exports (down from 0.0213% in the first nine months of 2016).

Malta was the US 111th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 66th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0072% of US total imports (down from 0.0794% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Malta

The major share of US exports to Malta 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) - 46.28% of US total exports to Malta (46.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.68% of US total exports to Malta (42.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.50% of US total exports to Malta (3.31% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.47% of US total exports to Malta (1.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.28% of US total exports to Malta (0.87% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.63% of US total exports to Malta (1.85% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $17.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $12.4 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.6 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 $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Malta 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 528.1 0.29 75.3601.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 381.2 0.21 166.1129.53
10 Cereals 146.6 0.08 173.0-15.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7.1 0.00 58.2-87.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 76.3 0.04 127.7-40.22
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 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 138.1 0.08 232.1-40.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 997.2 0.54 1,019.7-2.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.8 0.01 3.8213.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23.3 0.01 48.1-51.59
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 82,234.7 44.68 94,599.3-13.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 204.2 0.11 8.52,302.61
29 Organic chemicals 85.8 0.05 84.02.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 465.4 0.25 396.517.38
31 Fertilizers 116.5 0.06 5.02,233.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 183.1 0.10 224.7-18.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,036.2 0.56 924.012.15
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 172.3 0.09 198.0-12.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34.1 0.02 15.8116.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 312.8 0.17 351.6-11.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,398.6 1.85 4,769.1-28.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 436.0 0.24 474.8-8.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.0 0.00 11.9-41.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,163.1 1.18 2,399.3-9.84
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 456.4 0.25 515.8-11.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 88.7 0.05 285.5-68.92
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 58.6 0.03 118.3-50.43
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 76.2 0.04 87.4-12.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 115.3-97.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 133.0 0.07 173.6-23.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 127.5 0.07 92.238.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 97.4 0.05 308.6-68.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11.3 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 215.8 0.12 424.9-49.22
69 Ceramic products 9.3 0.01 21.9-57.34
70 Glass and glassware 73.5 0.04 179.0-58.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45.0 0.02 49.5-9.24
72 Iron and steel 39.2 0.02 102.1-61.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 376.5 0.20 3,023.3-87.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 57.0 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 38.2 0.02 396.5-90.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 110.1 0.06 311.1-64.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.8 0.00 14.5-39.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 163.2 0.09 213.7-23.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 370.5 0.20 88.2319.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,949.8 8.67 15,710.61.52
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 4,287.9 2.33 6,033.5-28.93
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 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 921.7 0.50 1,650.6-44.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56,188.9 30.53 74,083.3-24.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,485.7 1.89 2,479.740.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,328.8 2.35 4,956.8-12.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.7 0.01 34.1-21.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20.2 0.01 26.3-23.30
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 119.2 0.06 23.6404.45
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 151.7 0.08 3,396.6-95.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 291.9 0.16 254.914.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 138.9 0.08 192.4-27.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 427.7 0.23 121.7251.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,928.1 1.05 2,613.2-26.22

US Imports from Malta

The major share of US imports from Malta 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) - 72.26% of US total imports from Malta (6.22% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.44% of US total imports from Malta (92.34% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.30% of US total imports from Malta (0.15% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Malta in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $11.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,125.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.7 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 $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Malta 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 328.1 0.26 723.4-54.65
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 0.07 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.2 0.00 17.2-81.13
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 27.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 162.9 0.13 154.85.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29.8 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 931.2 0.73 1,753.8-46.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.1 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 5,067.2 3.99 2,815.879.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,366.8 8.95 1,136,377.1-99.00
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 15.70.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.2 0.02 20.751.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,165.5 3.28 4,050.52.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,760.3 2.17 2,458.812.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.8 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35.7 0.03 125.6-71.55
54 Man-made filaments 286.3 0.23 57.3400.15
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 6.5 0.01 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 444.5 0.35 450.8-1.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 258.0 0.20 208.623.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 198.8 0.16 1,162.2-82.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.0 0.00 3.4-40.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 450.2 0.35 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.8 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 162.0 0.13 8.41,834.29
69 Ceramic products 2.2 0.00 6.5-66.53
70 Glass and glassware 71.2 0.06 25.2182.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.6 0.01 3.5118.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.0 0.02 121.6-79.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.7 0.00 8.6-45.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,605.9 6.78 5,749.049.69
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 80,883.3 63.68 69,114.117.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 339.1 0.27 115.2194.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.6 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,946.8 1.53 2,234.0-12.86
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 55.5 0.04 97.6-43.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,016.7 1.59 2,203.5-8.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 577.5 0.45 346.866.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,616.5 4.42 10,303.6-45.49
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce