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US-Macau Trade Fact

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.  It operates as a separate customs territory.

Macau shares many of Hong Kong's business characteristics: it is an open economy and free port; the political environment is stable and the economic outlook is positive.

Macau is currently our 104th largest goods trading partner with $751 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $632 million; goods imports totaled $119 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Macau was $512 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Macau supported an estimated 2 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports:

  • Macau was the United States' 90th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Macau in 2016 were $632 million, up 16.5% ($90 million) from 2015 and up 215.7% from 2006. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aircraft ($268 million), special other (low value estimates) ($131 million), precious metal and stone (jewelry) ($86 million), electrical machinery ($46 million) and machinery ($25 million).

  • U.S. exports of agricultural products to Macau totaled $5 million in 2016. Leading categories include: wine & beer ($2 million), live animals ($661,000), non-alcoholic beverages (ex. juices) ($485,000), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($229,000) and prepared food ($212,000).

Imports:

  • Macau was the United States' 118th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Macau totaled $119 million in 2016, down 2.1% ($3 million) from 2015 and down 90.3% from 2006.

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: special other (returns) ($44 million), footwear ($24 million), organic chemicals ($11 million), knit apparel ($8 million) and glass and glassware ($7 million).

  • U.S. imports of agricultural products from Macau totaled $1 million in 2016.

Trade Balance:

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Macau was $513 million in 2016, a 21.9% increase ($92 million) over 2015.

Investment:

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Macau (stock) was $1.6 billion in 2016, a 3.7% increase from 2015.

  • Macau's FDI in the United States (stock) was $8 million in 2016 (latest data available), down 94.2% from 2015. The distribution of Macau FDI in the United States is not available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Macau are available.