US trade (export - import) with Algeria in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 13, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In 2018, US trade with Algeria totaled $6,084.7 million, up 20.48% ($1,034.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Algeria in 2018 totaled $1,261.5 million, up 18.88% ($200.3 million) from 2017.

US imports from Algeria in 2018 totaled $4,823.2 million, up 20.91% ($834.0 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Algeria in 2018 was $3,561.6 million, a 21.64% increase ($633.7 million) over 2017.

Algeria was the US 57th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 60th in 2017), accounting for 0.1421% of US total trade (up from 0.1277% in 2017).

Algeria was the US 76th largest export market in 2018 (down from 75th in 2017), accounting for 0.0758% of US total exports (up from 0.0686% in 2017).

Algeria was the US 52nd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 54th in 2017), accounting for 0.1844% of US total imports (up from 0.1656% in 2017).

US Exports to Algeria

The major share of US exports to Algeria in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.97% of US total exports to Algeria (46.90% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.23% of US total exports to Algeria (4.10% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.36% of US total exports to Algeria (22.60% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.93% of US total exports to Algeria (10.98% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.90% of US total exports to Algeria (7.34% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.78% of US total exports to Algeria (3.94% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $159.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $148.6 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $53.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $39.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $16.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $10.8 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $90.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $41.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38.8 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $35.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $13.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $11.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $5.0 million.
US exports to Algeria in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 1,758.2 0.14 1,471.519.48
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,999.4 0.32 4,033.4-0.84
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 185.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,980.2 0.32 9,338.6-57.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24,549.6 1.95 22,818.17.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
10 Cereals 82,958.7 6.58 173,302.7-52.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,116.7 0.48 4,053.950.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 82.7 0.01 16.0417.09
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.9 0.00 53.7-90.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 11,182.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11.5 0.00 100.0-88.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 1,017.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 1,570.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,321.7 0.26 4,116.2-19.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,860.2 0.31 6,514.1-40.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.7 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 145.7 0.01 215.1-32.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 191,955.4 15.22 43,341.7342.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,288.8 0.10 2,304.9-44.09
29 Organic chemicals 3,312.4 0.26 1,778.586.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,499.9 0.59 17,410.0-56.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,402.6 0.11 1,445.8-2.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 318.0 0.03 874.6-63.63
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 1,599.5 0.13 1,867.5-14.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,516.6 0.12 675.0124.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 970.1 0.08 1,682.6-42.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,514.1 0.75 22,553.8-57.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69,027.0 5.47 62,245.310.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,552.9 0.28 3,707.9-4.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 219.1 0.02 42.3417.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,759.8 0.22 1,081.7155.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.1 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 43,360.5 3.44 35,990.220.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,333.2 0.11 4,196.2-68.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 234.7 0.02 516.0-54.51
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 69.5-100.00
52 Cotton 2,566.5 0.20 40.36,269.75
54 Man-made filaments 97.3 0.01 41.3135.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 15.4 0.00 56.2-72.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8.9 0.00 41.0-78.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,081.0 0.09 314.3243.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 43.5 0.00 59.7-27.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 149.8 0.01 216.3-30.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 135.9 0.01 214.5-36.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 187.5 0.01 180.53.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,073.2 0.16 2,592.2-20.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.00 5.5-13.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 454.9 0.04 512.3-11.21
69 Ceramic products 248.2 0.02 5,249.4-95.27
70 Glass and glassware 1,063.4 0.08 300.8253.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 861.7 0.07 9.58,943.34
72 Iron and steel 41,804.9 3.31 2,344.91,682.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,094.5 1.59 61,467.6-67.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 49.3 0.00 153.1-67.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 796.4 0.06 454.475.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 319.5 0.03 897.7-64.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.2 0.00 184.1-96.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 52.6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 136.8 0.01 45.2202.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,346.7 0.82 10,841.2-4.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 830.8 0.07 1,421.6-41.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 248,837.2 19.73 287,608.8-13.48
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 144,588.8 11.46 90,719.659.38
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 950.1 0.08 36,598.2-97.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,369.5 3.44 27,465.157.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 183,062.9 14.51 24,082.6660.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 362.7 0.03 1,022.0-64.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,110.5 3.73 30,192.956.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25.7 0.00 7.8229.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,284.3 0.18 40.55,535.94
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 12,788.4 1.01 1,983.0544.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 739.1 0.06 69.5963.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 172.1 0.01 282.9-39.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.4 0.00 8.917.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,182.5 1.84 31,556.1-26.54

US Imports from Algeria

The major share of US imports from Algeria in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.79% of US total imports from Algeria (97.52% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.07% of US total imports from Algeria (1.78% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $778.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $24.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $20.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Algeria in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 107.9 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24,957.1 0.52 4,882.4411.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.7 0.00 10.6141.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.3 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.0 0.00 11.6-82.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,668,346.9 96.79 3,890,329.320.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,987.2 0.17 3,595.0122.17
29 Organic chemicals 3.7 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 91,929.6 1.91 67,172.736.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 44.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.4 0.00 0.51,186.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 56.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.4 0.00 4.7-48.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 8.2 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,268.4 0.07 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 116.7 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 347.9 0.01 328.16.03
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 165.8 0.00 134.323.46
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 20.4 0.00 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 484.5 0.01 196.7146.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 440.2 0.01 105.7316.32
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 24,929.6 0.52 22,225.312.17
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce