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Macau

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 108th largest goods trading partner with $704 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $602 million; goods imports totaled $102 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Macau was $499 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' 91st largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Macau in 2018 were $602 million, up 19.8% ($100 million) from 2017 and up 96.2% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($275 million), special other (low value estimates) ($123 million), precious metal and stone (jewelry) ($78 million), electrical machinery ($32 million), and toys and sports equipment ($22 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Macau totaled $5 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: wine & beer ($2 million), prepared food ($1 million), processed fruit ($196 thousand), condiments & sauces ($175 thousand), and tree nuts ($172 thousand).

Imports

  • Macau was the United States' 125th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Macau totaled $102 million in 2018, up 7.2% ($7 million) from 2017, but down 89% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: special other (returns) ($52 million), electrical machinery ($8 million), knit apparel ($6 million), glass and glassware ($6 million), and pharmaceuticals ($6 million).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Macau totaled $1 million in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Macau was $499 million in 2018, a 22.8% increase ($93 million) over 2017.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Macau (stock) was $2.5 billion in 2016 (latest data available). There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Macau.
     
  • Macau's FDI in the United States (stock) was $51 million in 2017, up 168.4% from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of Macau FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Macau are available.