Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Maldives | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Maldives World Exports Value (US$) 108 170 984.00 126 363 406.00 76 665 464.00 74 202 946.00 121 993 061.00 161 606 754.00 166 504 976.00 144 839 922.00 144 172 352.00 139 592 790.00 199 345 279.00 181 711 401.00
Imports Value (US$) 1 096 290 117.00 1 387 508 929.00 966 136 180.00 1 095 116 285.00 1 411 701 092.00 1 554 501 652.00 1 733 283 812.00 1 992 748 786.00 1 896 850 040.00 2 127 968 569.00 2 359 606 355.00 2 961 026 844.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Maldives totalled $ 181 million in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Maldives decreased by 8.84% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 17.6 million (the value of merchandise exports from Maldives amounted to $199 million in 2017)

Maldives's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Maldives in 2018:

  • Thailand with a share of 36% (65 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 12.7% (23 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 9.22% (16.7 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.27% (15 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.39% (13.4 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.36% (7.93 million US$)
  • Sri Lanka with a share of 3.41% (6.2 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 3.11% (5.65 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.06% (3.75 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.01% (3.65 million US$)

Exports structure from Maldives in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 73% (134 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 22% (40 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 1.81% (3.3 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 1.1% (2.01 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.267% (486 thousand US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 0.15% (272 thousand US$): 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
  • 0.149% (272 thousand US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 0.06% (110 thousand US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.039% (71 thousand US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.014% (26 thousand US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

What did Maldives export in 2018?

Maldives's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 40% ($74 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 22% ($40 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 17.1% ($31 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 12.3% ($22 million): 0302 - Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 3% ($5.45 million): 0305 - Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
  • 1.81% ($3.3 million): 2301 - Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves.
  • 1.1% ($2.01 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 0.53% ($964 thousand): 0301 - Live fish.
  • 0.267% ($486 thousand): 7404 - Copper waste and scrap.
  • 0.15% ($272 thousand): 8548 - Waste and scrap of primary cells, primary batteries and electric accumulators; spent primary cells, spent primary batteries and spent electric accumulators; electrical parts of machinery or apparatus, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.

The value of total merchandise imports to Maldives totalled $ 2.96 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Maldives increased by 25% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 601 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Maldives was equal to $2.35 billion in 2017)

Maldives's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Maldives in 2018:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 18.1% (536 million US$)
  • China with a share of 16.4% (488 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 12.4% (369 million US$)
  • India with a share of 9.68% (286 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 7.84% (232 million US$)
  • Sri Lanka with a share of 5.58% (165 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.19% (124 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.92% (86 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.12% (62 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.87% (55 million US$)

Imports structure to Maldives in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 15.7% (467 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10% (296 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.66% (256 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.81% (172 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 4.39% (130 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 4.35% (129 million US$): 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
  • 3.9% (115 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.25% (96 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.96% (87 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.88% (85 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

What did Maldives import in 2018?

Maldives's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 14.8% ($439 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.06% ($61 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.93% ($57 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 1.91% ($56 million): 2517 - Pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in the first part of the heading; tarred macadam; granules, chippings and powder, of stones of heading 25.15 or 25.16, whether or not heat-treated.
  • 1.9% ($56 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 1.72% ($51 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
  • 1.63% ($48 million): 2516 - Granite, porphyry, basalt, sandstone and other monumental or building stone, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape.
  • 1.61% ($47 million): 7213 - Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or non-alloy steel.
  • 1.43% ($42 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.35% ($40 million): 8501 - Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).

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Maldives | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018