US trade (export - import) with Algeria in 2016

Published or Updated: May 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In 2016, US trade with Algeria totaled $5,657.0 million, up 4.49% ($243.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Algeria in 2016 totaled $2,237.1 million, up 19.22% ($360.6 million) from 2015.

US imports from Algeria in 2016 were $3,419.9 million, down 3.32% ($117.3 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Algeria in 2016 was $1,182.9 million, a 28.78% decrease ($477.9 million) over 2015.

Algeria was the US 58th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 61st in 2015), accounting for 0.1528% of US total trade (up from 0.1421% in 2015).

Algeria was the US 54th largest export market in 2016 (up from 60th in 2015), accounting for 0.1539% of US total exports (up from 0.1248% in 2015).

Algeria was the US 56th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 55th in 2015), accounting for 0.1520% of US total imports (down from 0.1533% in 2015).

US Exports to Algeria

The major share of US exports to Algeria in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.20% of US total exports to Algeria (75.65% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.96% of US total exports to Algeria (7.38% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.97% of US total exports to Algeria (3.37% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.47% of US total exports to Algeria (7.51% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.41% of US total exports to Algeria (3.11% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.89% of US total exports to Algeria (2.18% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $312,705.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $125,958.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $92,810.5 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $68,190.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $54,884.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $26,507.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $19,735.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $17,099.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $7,034.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7,012.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $351,424.6 thousand;
  • 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 $19,828.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $16,173.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,756.1 thousand.
US exports to Algeria in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 1,984.5 0.09 1,289.453.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 93.5 0.00 7.51,146.67
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,562.3 0.20 1,431.2218.77
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45.2 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,079.9 0.36 1,067.7656.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31,549.6 1.41 28,134.812.14
10 Cereals 202,991.1 9.07 77,032.7163.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,703.7 0.39 5,213.166.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 191.6 0.01 82.1133.54
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 102.9 0.00 148.8-30.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,867.9 0.44 7,967.423.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 59.9 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 883.9 0.04 459.592.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,777.5 0.44 2,743.5256.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,148.3 0.10 1,808.818.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 524.2 0.02 18.12,797.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,399.7 0.38 10,966.1-23.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 130.1 0.01 314.2-58.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 155,813.0 6.97 63,002.5147.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,054.2 0.09 793.6158.85
29 Organic chemicals 1,803.6 0.08 3,782.5-52.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 24,922.5 1.11 22,627.110.14
31 Fertilizers 111.0 0.00 132.5-16.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,854.5 0.08 1,684.910.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 456.6 0.02 234.095.12
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 2,098.0 0.09 2,005.04.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,014.7 0.05 616.864.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,291.2 0.06 841.953.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.6 0.00 117.5-85.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,675.4 0.97 4,575.7373.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 84,844.9 3.79 99,601.0-14.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,644.5 0.12 3,847.1-31.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 174.0 0.01 52.6230.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,708.3 0.08 850.6100.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 35,449.4 1.58 36,097.0-1.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,692.6 0.17 2,692.237.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,361.2 0.06 1,285.45.89
50 Silk 122.9 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 109.3 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.0 0.00 51.8-86.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.9 0.00 228.4-95.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.3 0.00 33.4-78.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.1 0.00 18.061.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 703.2 0.03 135.8417.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63.0 0.00 36.672.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 743.8 0.03 151.3391.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 163.1 0.01 561.8-70.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 158.5 0.01 646.2-75.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 283.2 0.01 585.7-51.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,136.1 0.05 161.9601.90
69 Ceramic products 5,262.6 0.24 55.39,416.58
70 Glass and glassware 534.0 0.02 83.7537.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 245.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 4,480.2 0.20 212.82,005.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,740.0 1.20 42,913.1-37.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 62.3 0.00 147.0-57.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 747.5 0.03 576.829.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 290.7 0.01 921.3-68.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 31.2 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 54.7 0.00 117.7-53.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,117.3 0.85 12,669.650.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,284.0 0.10 871.6162.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 365,481.9 16.34 716,906.4-49.02
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 458,452.4 20.49 478,281.3-4.15
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 70,514.7 3.15 2,323.92,934.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95,229.3 4.26 40,345.3136.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 454,389.0 20.31 141,683.6220.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 994.6 0.04 1,570.2-36.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58,237.3 2.60 38,502.351.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32.7 0.00 39.2-16.56
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,119.2 0.05 1,248.2-10.33
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 1,743.4 0.08 1,207.144.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 231.1 0.01 378.7-38.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.3 0.00 105.3-89.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 978.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 34,419.8 1.54 7,912.1335.03

US Imports from Algeria

The major share of US imports from Algeria in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.02% of US total imports from Algeria (96.68% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.46% of US total imports from Algeria (2.36% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $62,529.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11,301.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $170,209.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $21,256.5 thousand.
US imports from Algeria in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,575.8 0.08 2,495.03.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.0 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,249,535.1 95.02 3,419,745.0-4.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,052.1 0.41 20,272.0-30.68
29 Organic chemicals 1,515.8 0.04 22,772.3-93.34
31 Fertilizers 102,801.6 3.01 40,272.1155.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.7 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.8 0.00 43.7-56.91
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.5 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,844.4 0.20 5.2131,347.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 11.3 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.9 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 324.4 0.01 122.6164.56
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 77.7 0.00 854.7-90.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 102.7 0.00 62.564.50
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 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.6 0.00 39.6-75.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 206.6 0.01 19.1980.96
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41,796.0 1.22 30,494.537.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce