Fastest-Growing Macau Export Products

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The following analysis highlights Macau’s fastest-growing exported goods and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Macau’s Top 10 Exports.

Seven of the 15 fastest-growing Macau export products posted gains exceeding 100% from 2010 to 2014.

Overall, the value of exports from Macau increased by 42.6% over that 5-year period.

Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, 8 or 10-digit code level.

Fastest-Growing Macau Export Products

Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing export products from Macau. Shown within parentheses is the percentage increase in a product category’s exports from 2010 to 2014.

  1. Plaiting products, basketwork: Up by 450% (US$11,000)
  2. Leather, animal gut articles: Up by 306.7% ($39.7 million)
  3. Musical instruments: Up by 200% ($333,000)
  4. Electronic equipment: Up by 193.8% ($250.1 million)
  5. Sugar: Up by 192.1% ($2 million)
  6. Cereal, milk preparations: Up by 123.5% ($11.8 million)
  7. Wood: Up by 103.5% ($985,000)
  8. Machines, engines, pumps: Up by 78.9% ($55.5 million)
  9. Vegetables: Up by 77.8% ($16,000)
  10. Fish: Up by 76.5% ($3.3 million)
  11. Tobacco: Up by 69.9% ($62 million)
  12. Umbrellas, walking-sticks: Up by 38.5% ($18,000)
  13. Textile floor coverings: Up by 25% ($20,000)
  14. Coffee, tea and spices: Up by 6.9% ($2 million)
  15. Cocoa: Up by 2.3% ($315,000)
  16. Basketwork and wickerwork made from plaiting materials were the fastest-growing Macau exports under the plaiting products and basketwork category.

    Leather cases and leather clothing led the second-place leather and animal gut articles category.

    Macau exporters also posted much larger international sales of string musical instruments including guitars, violins and harps.

    Research Sources:
    The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on October 8, 2015